Economy Grew At 'Moderate Pace' In April And May, Federal Reserve Says [View all]
Source: National Public Radio
Anecdotal reports from across the nation "suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace" from early April through late May, the Federal Reserve just reported.
In its "beige book" review of conditions around the country, the Fed said the only one of its 12 bank districts to report slower growth was Philadelphia.
The report also adds that: "Wage pressures overall were modest. Hiring was steady or increased slightly, and contacts in a number of Districts reported difficulties in finding qualified workers, particularly those with specialized skills. Price inflation remained modest across Districts, and overall cost pressures eased as the price of energy inputs declined."
And its introduction ends with this: "Economic outlooks remain positive, but contacts were slightly more guarded in their optimism."