Information; real estate and rental and leasing; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter of 2018. Overall, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 4.2 percent increase in real GDP in the second quarter.
- Information services increased 13.4 percent in the second quarter, after increasing 4.3 percent in the first quarter.
- Real estate and rental and leasing increased 5.3 percent, after increasing 2.7 percent.
- Professional, scientific, and technical services increased 9.3 percent, after increasing 6.0 percent.
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