Fed's Powell says commitment to curbing inflation is 'unconditional'

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Fed's Powell says commitment to curbing inflation is 'unconditional'

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June 24, 2022 12:14 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Federal Reserve's commitment to reining in 40-year-high inflation is "unconditional" but also comes with the risk of higher unemployment, United States central bank chief Jerome Powell said on Thursday (June 23).

"We don't have precision tools," he said, "so there is a risk that unemployment would move up, from what is historically a low level though.A labour market with 4.1 per cent or 4.3 per cent unemployment is still a very strong labour market".

Economists polled by Reuters earlier this week forecast the Fed would deliver another 75-basis-point rate hike in July, followed by a half-percentage-point rise in September, with no scaling back to quarter-percentage-point moves until November at the earliest.

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Category: Economy

Topics: Powell Cent Rise Inflation Unemployment Price Need Rate Months Central Risk

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Published On: 2022-06-24, 00:14:58

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