The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0-0.25% during its December meeting, in line with forecasts. The Fed will continue to increase its holdings of Treasury securities by at least $80 billion per month and of agency mortgage-backed securities by at least $40 billion per month until substantial further progress has been made toward employment and inflation. Regarding new economic projections, the Fed sees the US economy shrinking less in 2020 (-2.4% vs -3.7% seen in September) and expand at a faster pace in both 2021 (4.2% vs 4%) and 2022 (3.2% vs 3%). PCE inflation is seen unchanged at 1.2% in 2020 and slightly higher next year (1.8% vs 1.7%) and in 2022 (1.9% vs 1.8%). Unemployment is also seen lower at 6.7% in 2020 (vs 7.6%), 5% in 2021 (vs 5.5%) and 4.2% in 2022 (vs 4.6%). The fed funds rate is likely to stay at current record low levels at least through 2023. source: Federal Reserve
Interest Rate in the United States averaged 5.59 percent from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in March of 1980 and a record low of 0.25 percent in December of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Fed Funds Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Fed Funds Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.
Interest Rate in the United States is expected to be 0.25 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Interest Rate in the United States to stand at 0.25 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Fed Funds Rate is projected to trend around 0.25 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.