Cue the Fed Taking a Dump in the Empty Punch Bowl
In May, the civilian labor force participation rate decreased by 0.2 percentage
point to 62.6 percent. The rate has declined by 0.4 percentage point over the
past 2 months, offsetting gains in the first quarter.
But the headline number is “at full employment,” if you are determined to be stupid or the President of the Boston Fed (which did not used to be redundant).
The only thing that could save Janet Yellen’s reputation now would be if she became impaired or died before the 16th.
Meanwhile, the [ETA: major U.S. money-center] banks remain insolvent.