Our Recent Work

Feb. 5, 2016

Snapshot, February 2016

The Fifth District economy strengthened somewhat in recent months.

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Feb. 5, 2016

Fifth District Economic Indicators

The latest regional economic data on the Fifth District, updated monthly.

Feb. 2, 2016

Second Quarter 2015


Jan. 7, 2016

Snapshot, January 2016

Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mostly positive.

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Jan. 21, 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

Feb. 3, 2016

Bailout Barometer: How Large Is the Federal Financial Safety Net?

New financial safety net estimates released

Carolinas Surveys

Jan. 28, 2016

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Hiring slowed in the Carolinas in January.


Jan. 28, 2016

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Sales unexpectedly flat in January.

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Jan. 26, 2016

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

The service sector strengthened in January.

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.