While we have a broad research agenda, the Richmond Fed focuses on these key areas of economic study:
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:
Reports on the Fifth District economy were somewhat mixed in recent months. Employers added to payrolls; however, business conditions softened further and housing market indicators were somewhat mixed.
The Fifth District labor market was hit hard during the recession. The recovery was slow. Which industry sectors were hit the hardest and how have they fared since? Which sectors have grown the fastest?
A look at the educational attainment in the Carolinas may yield clues as to how well the region will adjust to technological disruptions.