All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: A rock solid U.S. employment report for June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing the growth in June jobs by sector.

The dismal May jobs report appears to be a one-month aberration, as we suspected, rather than the start of a pronounced economic downturn.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve at dusk.

The doves reigned supreme at the June FOMC meeting. As expected, there was no change to the Fed funds target rate, which remains at a range of 0.25 to 0.50 percent.

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U.S. Outlook: Low rates for a while longer

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in job openings

Like a user of the Tinder app evaluating a romantic prospect, I believe Fed Chair Yellen will, once again, swipe left: Interest rate hike rejected!

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for May

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
health care workers looking at charts

Job growth has visibly weakened over the last two months and will give the FOMC some pause as they consider another rate hike over the next few meetings.

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