The Federal Reserve raised interest rates to help combat higher inflation rates and slow consumer spending
The FOMC raised its policy rate by three quarters of a percentage point
“I guess the first thing I would say to every household is that we know inflation is too high and we understand how painful it is. Particularly for people who are living paycheck to paycheck and spend most of that paycheck on necessities such as food and gas and heating their homes and clothing and things like that. We do understand that those people suffer the most,” said Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell.