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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


June 25, 2015 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Solid Business Activity in June; Business Spending and Hiring Continued to Advance Soundly

Carolinas Surveys

June 25, 2015 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Economy Expanded Steadily in June; Labor Demand Was Solid



July 6, 2015 | Report

Snapshot, July 2015

Economic conditions in the Fifth District strengthened somewhat in recent months. Payroll employment expanded, business conditions improved slightly, and housing market indicators were generally positive, particularly on a year-over-year basis.


July 6, 2015

National Economic Indicators

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

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Call for Papers
Call for Papers

Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are organizing a conference on new developments in the macroeconomics of labor markets. The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain on Sept. 18-19, 2015. Deadline for submitting papers is June 15, 2015.