Four-and-a-Half Current Questions for Policymakers

Four-and-a-Half Current Questions for Policymakers

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a May 3, 2016, speech to the World Affairs Council in Jacksonville, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) recent policy decision and questions he will be considering as the June FOMC meeting approaches.
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What's behind the Recent Uptick in Labor Force Participation?

What's behind the Recent Uptick in Labor Force Participation?

Observers of labor force participation have watched the rate go in one direction for some time now: down. But labor force participation has recently begun to show signs of picking up. A new macroblog post looks at some reasons why and asks if the increase might become a trend.
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GDPNow Forecast for Second Quarter Ticks Down to 1.7 Percent

GDPNow Forecast for Second Quarter Ticks Down to 1.7 Percent

On May 4, the GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016 is 1.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details.
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