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The US Federal Reserve has said that economic activities have improved modestly in recent months, primarily helped by better consumer spending.
However, the labour market situation continued to remain weak with rising layoffs and sluggish hiring activities, the apex bank noted.
The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, which provides a snapshot of economic activities in the 12 districts, said “economic conditions have generally improved modestly” in recent months.
In eight districts, the activities witnessed improvement while it remained little or mixed in the remaining four.