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Mester, Loretta J. on 2018 January 5 at 14:00

I probably have one more (hike than the consensus) or a bit steeper path just because I think growth is picking up a little bit.

Asked in an interview whether she agreed with the central bank’s median forecast for three rate rises this year, she said she was “about” in line. “I probably have one more (hike than the consensus) or a bit steeper path just because I think growth is picking up a little bit,” she said, adding she expects unemployment, now 4.1 percent, to settle around 4.75 percent. Mester, Loretta J.

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