Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson said policymakers should remain “vigilant and nimble” on monetary policy in case of adverse shocks to the economy.

Details: Speaking in Washington, Jefferson said he sees at least three key risks to economic forecasts:

  • Resilient consumer spending could stall progress on inflation.

  • Employment could weaken as the factors supporting economic growth fade.

  • Geopolitical risks could remain elevated and expand the impact on commodity prices and global financial markets.