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.
2023 Federal Reserve Blackout Periods
- January 21-February 2
- March 11-23
- April 22-May 4
- June 3-15
- July 15-27
- September 9-21
- October 21-November 2
- December 2-14
Reference: FOMC Policies and Meeting Dates
FOMC Policy on External Communications of Committee Participants (PDF)
FOMC Policy on External Communications of Federal Reserve System Staff (PDF)