Fed’s Powell: ‘Pain’ of tight policy, slow growth needed ‘for some time’ to beat inflation



Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Friday (August 26) in remarks warning there is no quick cure for fast rising prices.

“Reducing inflation is likely to require a sustained period of below-trend growth. Moreover, there will very likely be some softening of labor market conditions. While higher interest rates, slower growth, and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses,” Powell said in prepared remarks for a speech to the Jackson Hole central banking conference in Wyoming.