Federal Reserve Blackout Periods

Federal Reserve policy limits the extent to which FOMC participants and staff can speak publicly or grant interviews during Federal Reserve blackout periods, which begin the second Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and end the Thursday following a meeting unless otherwise noted.

Blackout dates are as follows.

2022 Federal Reserve Blackout Periods

  • January 15-27
  • March 5-17
  • April 23-May 5
  • June 4-16
  • July 16-28
  • September 10-22
  • October 22-November 3
  • December 3-15

2023 Federal Reserve Blackout Periods

  • January 21-Feb. 2
  • March 11-23
  • April 22-May 4
  • June 3-15
  • July 15-27
  • September 9-21
  • October 21-November 2
  • December 2-14

Additional Reference

FOMC Policy on External Communications of Committee Participants (PDF)

FOMC Policy on External Communications of Federal Reserve System Staff (PDF)

FOMC Meeting Dates

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