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FOMC target funds rate lowered to 1.50% - 1.75%
Posted: October 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although household spending has been rising at a ...


FOMC target funds rate lowered to 1.75% - 2.00%
Posted: September 18, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although household spending has been rising at a strong ...


FOMC target funds rate lowered to 2.00% - 2.25%
Posted: July 31, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although growth of household spending has picked up from ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.25% - 2.50%
Posted: June 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity is rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although growth of household spending appears to have picked up ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.25% - 2.50%
Posted: May 1, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity rose at a solid rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Growth of household spending and business fixed investment slowed in the ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.25% - 2.50%
Posted: March 20, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market remains strong but that growth of economic activity has slowed from its solid rate in the fourth quarter. Payroll employment was little changed in February, but job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.25% - 2.50%
Posted: January 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has continued to grow ...


FOMC target funds rate increased to 2.25% - 2.50%
Posted: December 19, 2018 at 02:40 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has continued to ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 2.00% - 2.25%
Posted: November 8, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Thursday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Household spending has continued to grow ...


FOMC target funds rate increased to 2.00% - 2.25%
Posted: September 26, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending and business fixed investment ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 1.75% - 2.00%
Posted: August 1, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending and business fixed investment ...


FOMC target funds rate increased to 1.75% - 2.00%
Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Recent data suggest that growth of household spending ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 1.50% - 1.75%
Posted: May 2, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Recent data suggest that growth of ...


FOMC target funds rate increased to 1.50% - 1.75%
Posted: March 21, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Recent data suggest that growth rates of household spending ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 1.25% - 1.50%
Posted: January 31, 2018 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Gains in employment, household spending, and business fixed investment have been solid, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. On a 12-month ...


FOMC target funds rate increased at 1.25% - 1.50%, balance sheet reduction continues
Posted: December 13, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further. Household spending has ...


FOMC target funds rate remain at 1.00% - 1.25%, balance sheet reduction program started
Posted: November 1, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions. Although the hurricanes caused a drop in payroll employment in September, the unemployment rate declined ...


FOMC target funds rate remain at 1.00% - 1.25%, announced balance sheet normalization program
Posted: September 20, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have remained solid in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending has been expanding at a ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1.00% - 1.25%
Posted: July 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have been solid, on average, since the beginning of the year, and the unemployment rate has declined. Household spending and ...


FOMC target funds range raised to 1.00% - 1.25%
Posted: June 14, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have moderated but have been solid, on average, since the beginning of the year, and the unemployment rate has declined. ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 3/4 to 1%
Posted: May 3, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen even as growth in economic activity slowed. Job gains were solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate declined. Household spending rose only modestly, but the fundamentals underpinning ...


FOMC target funds range raised to 3/4 - 1.0%
Posted: March 15, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in February indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate was little changed in recent months. Household spending has continued to rise ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/2 to 3/4%
Posted: February 1, 2017 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate stayed near its recent low. Household spending has continued to rise moderately ...


FOMC target funds range raised to 1/2 - 3/4%
Posted: December 14, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace since mid-year. Job gains have been solid in recent months and the unemployment rate has declined. Household spending has been rising ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 to 1/2%
Posted: November 2, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year. Although the unemployment rate is little changed in recent months, job gains have been solid. ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 to 1/2%
Posted: September 21, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year. Although the unemployment rate is little changed in recent months, job gains have been solid, on ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 to 1/2%
Posted: July 27, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate rate. Job gains were strong in June following weak growth in May. On balance, payrolls and other labor market indicators point to some increase in labor utilization ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: June 15, 2016 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 to 1/2%
Posted: June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up. Although the unemployment rate has declined, job gains have diminished. Growth in household spending has strengthened. Since the beginning ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 to 1/2%
Posted: April 27, 2016 at 01:53 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Growth in household spending has moderated, although households' real income has risen at a solid rate and consumer sentiment remains high. Since ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: March 16, 2016 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 - 1/2%
Posted: March 16, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace despite the global economic and financial developments of recent months. Household spending has been increasing at a moderate rate, and the housing sector has improved further; however, business ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 1/4 - 1/2%
Posted: January 27, 2016 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that labor market conditions improved further even as economic growth slowed late last year. Household spending and business fixed investment have been increasing at moderate rates in recent months, and the housing sector has improved further; however, ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: December 16, 2015 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds range raised to 1/4 - 1/2%
Posted: December 16, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and business fixed investment have been increasing at solid rates in recent months, and the housing sector has improved further; however, net exports have been soft. A range of ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: October 28, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and business fixed investment have been increasing at solid rates in recent months, and the housing sector has improved further; however, net exports have been soft. The pace ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: September 17, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Thursday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and business fixed investment have been increasing moderately, and the housing sector has improved further; however, net exports have been soft. The labor market continued to improve, ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expanding moderately in recent months. Growth in household spending has been moderate and the housing sector has shown additional improvement; however, business fixed investment and net exports stayed soft. The labor market ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: June 17, 2015 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: June 17, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April suggests that economic activity has been expanding moderately after having changed little during the first quarter. The pace of job gains picked up while the unemployment rate remained steady. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that under-utilization ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: April 29, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic growth slowed during the winter months, in part reflecting transitory factors. The pace of job gains moderated, and the unemployment rate remained steady. A range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources was ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: March 18, 2015 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: March 18, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate. A range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources continues to diminish. ...


FOMC target funds rate reaffirmed at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: January 28, 2015 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate maintained at 0 - 1/4%
Posted: December 17, 2014 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources continues ...


FOMC target funds rate maintained at 0 - 1/4%, QE Buying Ends
Posted: October 29, 2014 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources ...


Federal Open Market Committee Press Conference
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 02:30 PM (Wednesday)

FOMC target funds rate still 0 - 1/4%, QE now $15 bil
Posted: September 17, 2014 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization ...


FOMC target funds rate still 0 - 1/4%, QE now $25 bil
Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:00 PM (Wednesday)

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Labor market conditions improved, with the unemployment rate declining further. However, a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor ...



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