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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Why These Job Numbers Matter to the Fed

Tim Duy:

Why These Job Numbers Matter to the Fed: Even though the Federal Reserve is poised to start shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, the outlook for continued rate increases is very much in doubt following the recent slowdown in inflation. That makes the monthly jobs report on Friday even more important than usual as investors and analysts try to figure out whether the central bank will continue to take its cues from labor market strength rather than inflation weakness as it charts a course for monetary policy. ...[Continued at Bloomberg Prophets]...

    Posted by on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 05:52 PM in Economics, Monetary Policy, Unemployment | Permalink  Comments (53)


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