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Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, is delivering his remarks at the National Association for Business Economics’ 62nd Annual Meeting.

Key quotes

“We should continue to do what we can to manage downside risks to the outlook.”

“Fiscal and monetary policy actions have supported a strong but incomplete recovery.”

“Fiscal, monetary policy have for now muted normal recessionary dynamics of a downturn.”

“There is still a long way to go in recovery.”

“Unemployment rate using a broader measure of conditions is around 11%.”

“Outlook remains highly uncertain.”

“Seeing risk that rapid initial gains transition to longer-than-expected slog to full recovery.”

“One risk is a resurgence in the virus; another is that slowing improvement could trigger typical recessionary dynamics.”

“Too-little policy support would lead to weak recovery; risks of overdoing policy support seem smaller.”

“Recovery will be stronger, faster if fiscal, monetary policy work side by side until the economy is clearly out of the woods.”

“Even if policy actions prove greater than needed they will not go to waste.”

About Jerome Powell (via

Jerome H. Powell took office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 5, 2018, for a four-year term. Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. Mr. Powell has served as a member of the Board of Governors since taking office on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed to the Board and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028.