Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan on what’s to come in 2021
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan’s economic predictions for 2021.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Doug Duncan doesn’t claim to be an oracle, but the Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist on Thursday offered some forecasts for 2021, even amid a pandemic that has thrown markets into disarray.
The country is mired in a recession, and while the CARES Act provided a short-term jolt to the economy, much remains uncertain about COVID-19 and its ultimate impact on the U.S. economy and the housing market, he said.
“At the end of 2019, we were at 3.5% unemployment,” Duncan told attendees at HousingWire Annual on Thursday. “We think at the end of 2021, it will be roughly double that, around 6%.”
There are promising signs of a partial recovery, according to Duncan. During the second quarter of 2020, approximately $1.7 trillion in national income was lost. By the time the full data is made available for the third quarter, Duncan estimates that about $1.2 trillion will have been recaptured.
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