"The drop from 7 to 6.7 percent I think
reinforces the need to add some qualitative interpretation to
the threshold or to find a different way to communicate,"
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told reporters on Monday.
The Fed has said it will keep rates near zero well past the time
unemployment falls below 6.5 percent, especially if inflation
remains below its 2 percent target.
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer;
editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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