Federal Reserve Lowers GDP, Raises Unemployment And Inflation Projections

Tyler Durden's picture

The Fed has just taken one small step to acknowledging reality... and Zero Hedge's keyword of 2011: stagflation. The FOMC  released its revised 2011-2013 economic forecast, which saw GDP getting slashed, while hiking its inflation and unemployment projections. Specifically, 2011 GDP was lowered from 3.2% to 2.8% even as it raised its average unemployment forecast from 8.6% to 8.8%.

Next up: the stampeding herd of Wall Street lemmings follows suit. Below is the consensus 2011 GDP forecast from Wall Street "economists." I.e., from the people who are paid millions each year to maintain the status quo.

So much for QE2.