WASHINGTON Mens Jordans 6 Gatorade 2017 , Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- In her first testimony to the Congress, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated central bank's plan to taper its stimulus exit despite recent weakness in the economy.
The current economic situation and outlook, as well as the monetary policy, were the main focus of the hearing held twice a year.
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In the public debut in her new role, Yellen said while the economy gained steam at the end of 2013, recovery in the U.S. labor market was "far from complete," underscoring the importance of considering more than just the unemployment rate when evaluating the conditions of the labor market.
Her point of keeping an eye on wider range of labor indicators is particularly important as the unemployment rate Mens Jordans 6 Gatorade Cheap , now at 6.6 percent, is near the 6.5 percent threshold the Fed once identified as the level that would need to be reached before officials would consider a hike in the interest rates.
"If coming information broadly supports the Committee's expectation of ongoing improvement in labor market conditions and inflation moving back toward its long-run objective, the Committee will likely reduce the pace of asset purchases in further measured steps at future meetings," Yellen indicated steady pullback in Fed stimulus Mens Jordans 6 Gatorade For Sale , referring to the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets monetary policy.