IHS Global Insight Chief US Economist Nigel Gault, who will keynote the November 18 AIM Executive Forum, told Bloomberg News recently that he expects national unemployment to rise slightly in the next several months.
“The economy at the moment is staggering forward. This means we will have anemic jobs growth,” Gault told Bloomberg’s Bottom Line program.
Gault’s speech to the AIM Executive Form will take place less than a week before the economy and the nation's political system face an historic moment as the Congressional "super committee" recommends steps to close the federal deficit.
Gault has expertise in short- and long-term economic outlook, government economic policies, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, and trade, labor, and consumer market issues. He has more than 25 years' experience in economic analysis and holds an M.A. in economics from Cambridge University and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.