December 2021

Director’s Message

A message from Mary Bohman, Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

GDP and the Economy: Second Estimates for the Third Quarter of 2021

Real GDP increased 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting positive contributions from private inventory investment, consumer spending, state and local government spending, and nonresidential fixed investment.

Government Receipts and Expenditures: Second Quarter of 2021

Net government saving increased $426.9 billion to –$2,057.1 billion. Net federal government saving increased $1,062.8 billion to –$2,249.9 billion. Net state and local government saving decreased $635.9 billion to $192.8 billion.

Visual Essay

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises in 2019

A look at the results of the 2019 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational enterprises increased 2.4 percent in 2019 to 43.9 million workers.

2021 Subject Guide

A list of articles in the Survey of Current Business in 2021.

BEA 2022 News Release Schedule

A list of BEA news releases scheduled for 2022.