Economy in U.S. Grew at 1.1% Rate, Slower Than First Estimated

August 26, 2016 12:55 PM

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Economy in U.S. Grew at 1.1% Rate, Slower Than First Estimated

The U.S. economy grew less than previously reported last quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish first-half performance propped up mainly by consumer spending.

Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 1.1 percent annualized rate, down from an initial estimate of 1.2 percent, Commerce Department figures showed Friday in Washington. Household spending, the biggest part of the economy, was revised higher on used-car sale...

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