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Why Does the Fed Expect Unemployment to Fall Further?

Ricky Cove
Why Does the Fed Expect Unemployment to Fall Further?

The US Federal Reserve has a dual mandate of achieving maximum employment and stable prices (TIP) in the economy. In recent months, the US unemployment rate has moved to multiyear lows, and it looks set to fall further, as there are more jobs available than the number of job seekers, according to the recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The strengthening of the job market was acknowledged in the June FOMC statement, and it remained the key reason for the Fed to comfortably tighten policy.