Our Recent Work

Jan. 20, 2017

The Fed and the Economic Outlook for the Nation and Virginia

Sonya Waddell discussed the Fed and the economy in January 2017.


Jan. 6, 2017

Snapshot, January 2017

Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mostly positive.

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December 16, 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 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.