The U.S. economy should see steady growth in 2014 as fiscal drags relax and the country continues to see positive employment reports similar to the one released Friday, Goldman Sachs' chief economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC on Friday.
Hatzius said next year should bring monthly job reports hovering around 225,000 gains in nonfarm payroll positions. Despite strong signs of recovery, the Federal Reserve won't begin to taper is massive bond-buying program until March, and there won't be drastic reductions, he said on "Squawk on the Street."
"They still want to be easy," Hatzius said. "At the moment they are pretty comfortable at easing. As they look at where the market still is and where inflation numbers are, they do think easy policy is appropriate."
Hatzius expects the economy to grow by 2.9 percent in 2014, followed by 3.2 percent in 2015 and 3.0 for the two years after that, according to his outlook note. Europe and Japan will also see growth, but much less than the United States, and the U.S. should "lead the acceleration of global growth in 2014," the note said.