BALTIMORE | Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for some

BALTIMORE | Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for some

BALTIMORE—Jan 26, 2019— The U.S. economy will likely resume its steady growth now that the government has reopened, though economists say some scars — for the nation and for federal workers — will take time to heal.

Most analysts estimate that the 35-day partial shutdown shaved a few tenths of a percentage point from annual economic growth in the first three month of 2019. They say growth should pick up in the coming months, though some of the money federal workers and contractors didn’t spend in the past five weeks — on such items as movie tickets, restaurants and travel — will never be made up.

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