Economic Bulletin

Timely, accessible snapshots of the Kansas City Fed's latest economic findings and perspectives on national and international economic conditions and issues related to monetary policy, industries and markets.

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Inflation in 1972: A Cautionary Tale

Monetary policymakers today can learn from the FOMC’s struggle to curb inflation in the early 1970s.

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Disagreement among Households May Foreshadow a Rise in Inflation Expectations

A widening distribution of household inflation expectations may signal that median inflation expectations will increase.

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How Has the Current Lockdown in China Affected the Global Supply Chain?

Supply chain disruptions from China’s current COVID-19 restrictions are likely to be less severe than in 2020.

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Immigration Shortfall May Be a Headwind for Labor Supply

Reduced immigration to the United States in recent years has tightened labor markets.

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How Many Workers Are Truly “Missing” from the Labor Force?

Around 2 million workers are missing from the labor force relative to the pre-pandemic trend.

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Dampened Demand for Bank Loans Reflects Supply Bottlenecks, Not a Weakness in the Recovery

Persistent supply chain disruptions have weighed on retailers' demand for bank loans.

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