This report reviews the Fed Listens initiative, providing information about the format of and participants in the events, as well as the points that were highlighted consistently across the events. While many of the concerns raised by participants at the events lie outside the mandate of the Federal Reserve, participants offered insights into the effects that labor market conditions, inflation, and interest rates have on them, in ways that augment policymakers’ understanding of the effects of their monetary decisions on these populations.



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Last Update: June 12, 2020