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Economic Forecasts

Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast

The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast reports economic activity in Louisiana and the nine metro areas, providing data and analysis to policymakers, the business community, and general public. Reports will present baseline, optimistic, and pessimistic scenarios for key Louisiana economic indicators. Scenarios and projections will be updated quarterly to reflect the most up-to-date economic outlook for the U.S. economy and other vital sectors that are influential in shaping Louisiana’s economic activity. 

2020:Q2 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast and COVID-19 Economic Scenarios
2020:Q3 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast
2020:Q4 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast

Every forecasting model contains uncertainty.The results in these reports are intended to provide broad guidance and should not be a direct cause for decision-making. 

2021 Report Release Schedule
First Quarter: February 19, 2021
Second Quarter: May 21, 2021
Third Quarter: August 20, 2021
Fourth Quarter: November 19, 2021

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Gary A. Wagner, Ph.D.
Professor and Acadiana Business Economist/BORSF Endowed Chair in Economics
University of Louisiana Lafayette B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration