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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. 

2022 Reports
2022:Q1 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast
2022:Q2 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast

2021 Reports
2021:Q1 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast
2021:Q2 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast
2021:Q3 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast
2021:Q4 Louisiana Economic Activity Forecast

2020 Reports
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. 

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2022 Report Release Schedule
First Quarter: February 18, 2022
Second Quarter: May 20, 2022
Third Quarter: August 19, 2022
Fourth Quarter: November 18, 2022

For More Information
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
gary.wagner@louisiana.edu