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

Inflation eased in July from a year ago, as energy prices fell

Inflation may have peaked as households and businesses felt relief at the gas pump last month, but there is still a long way to go to curbing inflation.

August 10, 2022

    Five charts explaining why inflation is so high

    Gas prices fell last month, but the cost of food and shelter continued to tick upward.

    August 10, 2022

    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