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Conducts monetary policy;  regulates banking institutions;  maintains stability


June 14, 2017 Press conference with the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen.                                        Video Available

FOMC raises key rate to 1.25 percent for the target of the Federal funds rate:

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Read the FOMC statement...


FOMC meeting concludes with statement

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The economy has been expanding moderately this year.  Growth in employment has slowed in recent months and the unemployment rate remains elevated.  Household spending appears to be rising at a somewhat slower pace than earlier in the year.  Housing sector remains depressed.  Inflation has declined, mainly reflecting lower prices of crude oil and gasoline but the longer-term inflation expectation has remained stable.


The FOMC said it expects to maintain an accommodative stance on monetary policy.  The Committee decided to keep the target for the Federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent and expects to keep the Fed funds target accommodative to 201?.  Most likely 2016.


Fed releases bank stress test results...



Federal Reserve FOMC: previous snippets on the economy.

...the economy has been expanding moderately...

...unemployment rate remains elevated....

...housing remains depressed...

... Inflation has been subdued...

...economic growth over coming quarters is expected to be modest...

More on the committees monetary policy...




U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 GDP:  Gross Domestic Product   8/30/2017  12:57 pm ET- Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the output of goods and services, produced in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the Second Quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA- agency of the Department of Commerce) produces economic statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. They collect source data, conduct research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public…

SPECIAL REPORT: Q-4 2011 GDP increases on Private Inventory Investment and PCE


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8- 5-2017  8:12 am ET  Unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July;  209,000 new jobs added to the economy in July.  Read the Nonfarm payroll report...



PPI 5-14-14  9:21 am ET:  The Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods rose 0.6 percent in April, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The index for finished goods, less food and energy (core PPI), rose 0.3 percent Read the current full PPI report...


CPI  5/15/2014  9:27 am ET- The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3 percent in AprilThe index for all items less food and energy (core CPI) rose 0.2 percent.   Read the Consumer Price Index report...

Personal Income core inflation report

Personal Income and SpendingPersonal income increased 2.6 percent while disposable personal income (DPI) increased, 2.7 percent.   Read the current report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.




Weekly Jobless Initial Claims

2-26-2015  8:42 am ET: The advanced figure for seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims (unemployment) was 313,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week;  unrevised.  Jobless claims report

Black arrow:  The chart highlights a slowly improving jobs market.  Notice channel is more shallow than 2010 and 2011 channels.

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