Majority of US business leaders expect recession in 2023: JP Morgan

Leaders far less optimistic about global economy than they were a year ago, latest survey finds

Nearly two-thirds of US business leaders (65%) believe a recession is likely in 2023, said a survey from American investment bank and financial services firm JP Morgan released on Thursday.

Leaders taking part in the survey were far less optimistic about the global economy than they were a year ago,the 2023 Business Leaders Outlook survey showed.

“Only 8% have a positive outlook about the global economy today; a year ago, that number stood at 34%,” it said.

Some 22% of the leaders were optimistic about the US economy this year, down sharply from 50% in 2022.

The vast majority of businesses (86%) projected their revenues would increase or hold constant in 2023, the survey found.

Some 90% of them expect to keep or add employees for the next year despite gloomy forecasts for the economy.


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