Powell opening statement: Inflation has eased substantially but is still too high

  • Recent indicators suggest economy still growing at a solid pace
  • Consumer spending remains solid
  • GDP has slowed but private domestic final purchases still growing at same pace as H2 2023
  • Labor market has come into better balance but April and May jobs data still strong
  • Unemployment rate ticked up but remains low
  • A broad set of indicators suggest we’ve returned to where jobs market as on the eve of the pandemic, relatively tight but not overheated
  • Inflation has eased notably
  • More-recent readings on inflation have eased somewhat

Reactions to these headlines have been nearly nil, so far.

This article was written by Adam Button at www.forexlive.com. Source