<p>FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on inflation dynamics and monetary policy at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Mass. Yellen begins two days of congressional testimony on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. <span style="font-size: 12px;">(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)</span></p>
The Associated Press
Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated2016-06-06 12:45:37-04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling her belief that the U.S. economy is improving but remains defined by so many uncertainties that it's unclear when the Fed should resume raising interest rates.
Speaking in Philadelphia, Yellen dropped a reference she had made on May 27 that a rate hike would likely be appropriate "in the coming months." Instead, she acknowledged that a dismal jobs report that the government issued Friday had raised some doubts about the strength of the economy.
Yellen's speech had been highly anticipated given that it comes just a week before the Fed's next meeting on June 14-15.
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