Fed's George says U.S. labor market is roughly at full strength

September 7, 2016 11:38 AM EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. labor market could already be at full strength, Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George said on Wednesday.

"I believe we are at or near full employment," George told lawmakers in the House of Representatives at a hearing on the Fed's effectiveness and governance structure.

(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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