Macro Economic Outlook

Each month, leading economists at NAHB provide the latest insights on the current and future state of the U.S. economy and explain how key factors will impact the housing industry. Some of the key macroeconomic issues examined in these monthly reports include inflation, interest rates, material prices, employment and more.

March 2024: Inflation Remains Stubbornly High

NAHB Principal Economist Na Zhao explains why the economy grew at a surprising strong pace at the end of last year and what to expect in 2024.

February 2024: Slower Economic Growth Expected This Year

NAHB Economist Fan-Yu Kuo provides an outlook for the coming year following a better-than-expected year for economic growth in 2023.

December 2023: Economic Momentum to Begin Slowing

NAHB Economist Fan-Yu Kuo explains why NAHB is predicting the economy to cool in the coming quarters.

November 2023: Good News for Interest Rates

NAHB Principal Economist Na Zhao explains the acceleration of the nation’s economic growth in Q3 and what to expect in the year ahead.

Housing and Interest Rate Forecast Industry data for 2019 to 2025.