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Region & Communities

Our work to support the nation’s economy includes a focus on the economic well-being of our District, which covers North and South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and most of West Virginia. Learn more about our research and engagement in our communities:

Small Town &
Rural Initiative

Understanding the economic challenges facing our smaller towns and sharing what works to address them.

Regional Data &

Regional surveys, economic indicators and in-depth analysis of the communities in our District.

Community Development & Engagement

Working to identify economic opportunities in low- and moderate-income and underserved communities.

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

June 14, 2024

The Non-Employment Index was 7.6 percent in May 2024, edging up 0.1 percentage point from April 2024. The index increased by 0.2 percentage points compared to May 2023.

Careers at the Fed

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Life at the Richmond Fed

While our work is serious, our workplace is more casual—from the way we dress to the activities we share. It’s a friendly, inclusive place to be.

You'll Love Our Benefits

Our approach is about enhancing work and life experiences. Think generous paid days off, a pension and retirement savings plan, wellness offerings, development opportunities and more.