US economy grew at fastest rate since 1984

5.7% growth

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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The US Federal Reserve

US GDP grew at 5.7% last year, its fastest rate since 1984, despite two new virus variants emerging in 2021.

Growth was uneven with the economy growing at 6.9% from October to December, a steep acceleration from growth of just 2.3% in the previous quarter. The growth created 6.4m jobs in 2021, but also...

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