Inflation is still high. But will the Fed raise rates next week?
Mar 14, 2023

Inflation is still high. But will the Fed raise rates next week?

The SVB banking mess complicates the Federal Reserve's path forward on interest rates — there are concerns about higher rates putting stress on the financial system, but the latest Consumer Price Index shows that inflation is still too high. Jeffrey Cleveland of Payden & Rygel has more. The banking crisis has prompted questions around whether regulators failed to detect — or act upon — red flags in either of the failed banks, explains Wharton professor Peter Conti-Brown. And, last week's jobs report showed that women are becoming increasingly involved in the labor force after a pandemic-era dip.

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Women's labor force participation is rising, but barriers remain

Mar 14, 2023
Women's labor force participation is approaching pre-pandemic levels, but childcare is still limiting some women's return to paid work.
Data from the February jobs report show that women are continuing to get more involved in the workforce, but barriers like access to childcare remain.
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