All Posts Tagged: employment

Instant Analysis: Employment report for September

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The extent and consistency of this softening in monthly job gains will give the FOMC pause about raising interest rates in the face of a slowing economic environment. 

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U.S. Outlook: Low inflation gets the Fed’s attention

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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What really got the Fed to hold off on raising interest rates in September was the recent behavior and near-term outlook for U.S. inflation.

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Instant Analysis: September FOMC meeting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The FOMC left interest rates unchanged at their September meeting, but the median still anticipates one Fed funds rate hike this year.

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Interest Rates 101: How a hike may change U.S., global economies

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The Federal Reserve raising interest rates is a signal to investors that the U.S. economy is back on track.

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