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This series of essays articulates the Richmond Fed's views on issues of particular importance to the Fifth District and the national economy, and their policy implications:

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

Carolinas Surveys

Dec. 29, 2016 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Snapped Back in December; Hiring Slowed


Dec. 29, 2016 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Soft in December; Expectations for Future Conditions and Hiring Pick Up



Jan. 20, 2017 | Speech

The Fed and the Economic Outlook for the Nation and Virginia

Sonya Waddell, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, provided background on the Federal Reserve and discussed the economic outlook with a group of internal auditors in January 2017.

Regional Matters

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Jan. 13, 2017 | Publication

Educational Attainment in the Fifth District

This post takes a look at the current state of educational attainment across jurisdictions and highlights some of the information available in new reports published by the Richmond Fed.

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Dec. 21, 2016 | Publication

Updated Survey on Hiring and Wages

Earlier this year, we reported the results of a special survey on hiring and wages. A similar survey was conducted in November ... the results are in.


Jan. 17, 2017

National Economic Indicators

The latest data on the national economy gathered by the Richmond Fed

Non-Employment Index

Dec. 16, 2016

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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