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April 24, 2017

2017 Greater Washington Economic Outlook

Andy Bauer reviewed economic conditions in February 2017.


March 31, 2017

Snapshot, April 2017

According to recent data, the Fifth District economy strengthened.

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April 17, 2017

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 27, 2017

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business activity in Maryland improved in April.

Carolinas Surveys

April 27, 2017

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business activity in the Carolinas improved in April.

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April 25, 2017

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

Firms indicated further improvement in April.

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April 25, 2017

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity

Firms exhibited continued optimism in April.

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April 19, 2017

Beige Book

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is conducting a search for a new president following the retirement of Jeffrey M. Lacker.

Our latest estimate of the size of the financial safety net and the problem of "too big to fail." (Updated January 2017)

History Gateway

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