Fed Chair Powell says Factors Pushing Inflation Upward Will Linger Into Next Year

Federal Reserve System Chairman Jerome Powel released his prepared testimony ahead of tomorrow’s 10:00 a.m. Senate hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen before Senate Banking on Coronavirus and the CARES Act.

Headlines via Reuters

  • Factors pushing inflation upward will linger well into next year 
  • Inflation running well above 2% goal, pushed up by pandemic-related supply and demand imbalances
  • Continue to expect inflation will move down significantly over the next year
  • We will use our tools to support economy and strong labor market, and to prevent higher inflation from becoming entrenched
  • Economy continues to strengthen
  • Conditions in labor market have continued to improved
  • Still ground to cover to reach maximum employment, expect progress to continue
  • Slack is diminishing in the labor market
  • Rise in covid cases, omicron variant pose downside risks to employment, increased uncertainty for inflation

Source; Reuters

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