Each month, NRF reviews the state of the U.S. economy, including consumer sentiment, employment, housing, retail sales and other leading economic indicators.
Omicron Unlikely to Bring Shutdowns
Omicron will bring uncertainty to the economy in 2022 but is unlikely to cause widespread shutdowns or slowdowns.
Monthly Economic Review: January 2022
The economy is currently managing through another COVID-19 winter, exacerbated by the rapid transmission of omicron.
Holiday Shopping Could Beat Forecast
Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says holiday spending appears to be on track to exceed NRF’s forecast.