The Real Economy

The Real Economy: October 2022

Rising inflation, unemployment and the strong dollar

In this month's issue of The Real Economy, RSM US economists and analysts look at the continuing economic headwinds that middle market businesses are facing.

Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and U.S. Economist Tuan Nguyen, using their own economic models, show how many jobs will need to be sacrificed if inflation is to be brought down to the Federal Reserve’s target rate of 2%. Brusuelas also looks at what's behind the dollar's surge and explains why it will remain strong for the time being.

Finally, RSM analysts look at two specific industries, consumer products and life sciences, and offer ways to manage such a challenging economic landscape.

We look at these issues and more in the October issue of The Real Economy.

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The Real Economy Blog was developed to provide timely economic insights about the middle market economy. It is offered as a complement to RSM’s macroeconomic thought leadership, including The Real Economy monthly publication and the proprietary RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI).

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