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April 27, 2016

National and Virginia Economic Update

Ann Macheras provided an update on the U.S. and Virginia economies in April 2016.

April 18, 2016

Third Quarter 2015


April 1, 2016

Snapshot, April 2016

According to recent data, the Fifth District economy showed signs of improvement.

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April 8, 2016

This alternative to the unemployment rate provides a more comprehensive reading of labor market health.

Payroll Employment (SA, thous.)
Unemployment Rate (Percent)
Manufacturing Index
Service Sector Index
Our Latest News


April 28, 2016

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business activity was sluggish in April.

Carolinas Surveys

April 28, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The region's economic expansion accelerated in April.

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April 26, 2016

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

Service sector activity in the region expanded in April.

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April 26, 2016

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity

The region's manufacturing sector expanded in April.

Newly updated: Our latest estimate of the size of the financial safety net and the problem of "too big to fail."

History Gateway

Explore the Federal Reserve's History Web Gateway, which offers easy, online access to historical artifacts, biographies, images and videos.