Arizona Future Job Growth Dependent On Trump Administration Policies

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:25am
Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:39am

Arizona should see continued job growth and a lower unemployment rate this coming year, but some of that could depend on whether the Donald Trump who ran for president is the same one who takes office on Jan. 20. 

Anthony Chan is the chief economist for JPMorgan Chase.  He said he's not convinced that all the rhetoric of candidate Trump about international trade will translate into policies under President Trump.

"But I don't really think that I hear that message as loud from a lot of the president-elect's top economic advisers from Steve Mnuchin at Treasury or Wilbur Ross," Chan said. "I do hear a signal or a message that they may be using some of these things as negotiation tactics.”

And to the extent those statements continue, Chan isn't taking that as an indication of a major shift in trade policies.

Chan spoke at an economic forecast luncheon Monday, sponsored by the W. P. Carey School of business.

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