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According to the International Monetary Fund, the US economy is expected to grow 3.3 percent in 2010. A 2.9 percent increase is expected in 2011. The reason for the growth is a massive macro-economic stimulus.
In its latest assessment of US economic growth prospects, the IMF says "Thanks to a powerful and effective policy response, the recovery from the Great Recession has become increasingly well established". The IMF expects US unemployment to remain high, averaging 9.7 percent in 2010 and dipping slightly to 9.2 percent in 2011. Meanwhile, the inflation rate is expected to remain low, at 1.6 percent this year and 1.1 percent next year.
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