- The American economy is under pressure as the trade war continues to weigh on exports.
- US industrial production has also suffered as a result of General Motors workers striking in September.
- These charts show how these major events have hit the US economy.
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The US economy is under mounting pressure due to external forces such as the trade war and a slowing global economy, as well as domestic issues such as strikes at General Motors.
As a result, uncertainty has risen across the board and started to show up in economic data.
In September, consumer sentiment fell by the most in nine months, signaling resilient consumer spending could be at risk.
Industrial production has also taken a hit as the trade war, the workers strike at General Motors in September, and other factors have weighed on demand.
However, the yield curve — the market’s favorite indicator of recession — is no longer inverted, somewhat alleviating fears of an imminent recession.
Below are some charts showing how the American economy is faring: