Kansas City Fed Leader Talks Impending Rate Hikes, Inflation & Hiring Crisis

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“We are trying to get back to 2% inflation as quickly as we can, without doing damage to the economy,” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George told Yahoo Finance in an interview on Wednesday at the Jackson Hole economic symposium, which is hosted by the Kansas City Fed.

More detail and a glimpse of the local situation in this passage . . .

George, who has been cautious about the pace of rate hikes, said a challenge in avoiding damage from rate moves is the lagged effect of monetary policy.

When central banks raise interest rates markets often react quickly, but it can take months for those changes to bleed through to the broader economy. For the Fed, which has acknowledged the breakneck pace of inflation, that means that the full brunt of its rapid rate hikes have yet to be seen.

"I don't think we have seen the effects [of rate hikes] yet," George said. "But remember, we are operating in an uncertain time... It will be important for us to communicate clearly the path ahead, so that those financial conditions can tighten alongside those rate moves."

George noted businesses in the region surrounding Kansas City continue to see price pressures and have difficulty hiring people.

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