This lesson focuses on the January 28, 2009, press release by the Federal Open Market Committee on the current Federal Reserve monetary policy actions and goals. This lesson is intended to guide students and teachers through an analysis of the actions the Federal Reserve is taking and can take in influencing prices, employment, and economic growth. Through this lesson, students will better understand the dynamics of the U.S. economy and current economic conditions.
The consumer price index (CPI) during the month of March increased by .6 percent (six-tenths of one percent). The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months has been 3.1 percent. In March, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, increased by 0.4 percent. The core index has increased by 2.3 percent over the last twelve months.
The seasonally adjusted rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI) during the month of June 2003 was 0.2 percent (an increase of two-tenths of one percent). The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months was 2.1 percent. In June, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, was constant.
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