In testimony to the Senate banking committee on Wednesday, Fed Chair Powell acknowledged that steep interest rate hikes may cause a recession in the US, and avoiding it mostly depends on the factors beyond Fed control. “The other risk, though, is that we would not manage to restore price stability and that we would allow this high inflation to get entrenched in the economy,” Powell added. “We can’t fail on that task. We have to get back to 2% inflation.” In regards to recent rate hikes Chair also said "We anticipate that ongoing rate increases will be appropriate", "Inflation has obviously surprised to the upside over the past year, and further surprises could be in store. We, therefore, will need to be nimble in responding to incoming data and the evolving outlook." The Federal Reserve increased the funds rate by 75bps to 1.5%-1.75% during its June 2022 meeting, instead of 50bps initially expected, after the inflation rate unexpectedly accelerated last month to 41-year highs. source: Federal Reserve
Interest Rate in the United States averaged 5.44 percent from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in March of 1980 and a record low of 0.25 percent in December of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Fed Funds Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Fed Funds Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.
Interest Rate in the United States is expected to be 1.75 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Fed Funds Rate is projected to trend around 3.75 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.