Finance and insurance; professional, scientific, and technical services; and wholesale trade were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter of 2015. Overall, 18 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 3.9 percent increase in real GDP in the second quarter.
- Finance and insurance increased 12.4 percent in the second quarter, after decreasing 3.8 percent in the first quarter.
- Professional, scientific, and technical services increased 7.6 percent, after increasing 4.4 percent.
- Wholesale trade increased 8.4 percent, after decreasing 1.0 percent.
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