The Federal Reserve held the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25-2.5 percent but dropped a promise to be "patient" in adjusting rates and signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point later this year. The policymakers left economic projections for growth and unemployment mostly unchanged but the headline inflation was forecasted at just 1.5% for the year, down from the 1.8% projected in March. Interest Rate in the United States averaged 5.67 percent from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in March of 1980 and a record low of 0.25 percent in December of 2008.
Interest Rate in the United States is expected to be 2.25 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 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Fed Funds Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.