© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari poses in his office at the bank’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jan. 10, 2020 during an interview with Reuters. REUTERS / Ann Saphir / File Photo
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said Sunday that concerns about the spread of the contagious Delta variant could slow the US labor market recovery.
“It really creates a lot of caution,” he told Face the Nation to CBS, noting that between seven and nine million Americans are still unemployed, likely due to coronavirus fears.
Kashkari added that he was “optimistic” before many returned to work, and while this is still his “baseline” scenario, he said that “when people are nervous about the Delta option, it is part of the recovery The labor market could slow down. “
“The sooner we vaccinate people, the sooner we can get Delta under control and the better our economy will be.”
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