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The LMCI Momentum Indicator Suggests Monetary Policy Is Beginning to Weigh on Labor Markets

The LMCI momentum indicator turned negative in November 2022, a sign that the labor market may be softening.

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Have Lags in Monetary Policy Transmission Shortened?

Using monetary policy tools beyond the federal funds rate may have shortened the lag in policy transmission since 2009.

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Is Bank Capital Regulation Driving Continued Use of the ON RRP Facility?

Limited investment opportunities, policy uncertainty, and administrative changes likely explain increases in ON RRP use.

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Negative Sentiment toward Spending and Declining Real Incomes May Meaningfully Lower Consumption

Households have continued to make purchases despite very negative sentiment toward spending—but this behavior will likely change.

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Disruptions to Russian Energy Supply Likely to Weigh on European Output

A decline in the supply of oil and gas from Russia could lead to a sizable drop in European output over 2023–24.

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Labor Market May Remain Tight until Labor Demand Cools Further

Without further cooling in labor demand, labor supply may continue to fall short.

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