Rachel Siegel

Washington, D.C.

Federal Reserve and domestic economy

Education: Yale University, BA in History

Rachel Siegel is an economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve. She previously covered breaking news for the Post's financial section and local politics for the Post's Metro desk. Before joining the Post in June 2017, Rachel contributed to The Marshall Project and The Dallas Morning News.
Latest from Rachel Siegel

Soaring rent prices have advocates calling on White House to intervene

A coalition of tenant unions, community organizations and legal groups are calling on the Biden administration to launch a full-government response to lower rent inflation.

August 9, 2022

How the covid economy triggered soaring costs at this dream home

Many of the forces shaping the covid economy, from supply chain snarls to worker shortages and skyrocketing prices, which have put millions of Americans and companies on edge over the past two years, have collided under this (very expensive) roof.

August 8, 2022

    How to know if the U.S. is entering a recession

    As the economy shrinks for a second straight quarter, economics reporter Rachel Siegel explains how to tell if the U.S. is headed toward a recession.

    July 28, 2022

    Why the U.S. economy shrank

    GDP fell at a 0.9 percent annualized rate between April and June.

    July 28, 2022

    What causes a recession?

    The economic domino effect has begun, but there is still time to stop it.

    July 28, 2022

    Fed hikes rates by three-quarters of a percentage point to fight inflation

    The increase marks the Federal Reserve’s fourth rate hike to help cool down the economy and lower prices, which are surging at 40-year highs

    July 27, 2022

    5 economic forces behind the Fed’s next rate-hike decision

    The Fed is expected to increase rates by three-quarters of a percentage point as it faces enormous pressure to avoid a recession

    July 24, 2022

    Mixed messages on economy raises questions on recession risks

    Retail sales jumped last month while consumer sentiment hovers near record lows.

    July 15, 2022

    Fed inspector general probe clears Powell, Clarida of violating laws

    The Fed's Office of the Inspector General launched an investigation last year into the financial activities of multiple top Fed officials

    July 14, 2022

    June inflation soared 9.1%, a new 40-year high, amid spiking gas prices

    June inflation data remained hot amid higher gas and energy prices.

    July 13, 2022