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Economic Research

We conduct research to support policymaking and thought leadership on issues important to the Federal Reserve and the Fifth District. We also inform the public through our data and economic analysis, publications, presentations and educational resources.

Fifth District Surveys of Manufacturing and Service Sector Activity

January 24, 2023

Manufacturing activity declined in January, while service sector activity improved slightly but remained soft.

Our Careers

Being a Research Associate at the Richmond Fed

Research Associates help the Richmond Fed's economists with their research and policy memos for briefing the Bank's president on the state of the economy. For recent graduates thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, this position is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.

the 5th District

Rural-Urban Comparison Maps

This series of interactive maps showcases the differences in demographic and economic indicators across the rural-urban landscape of the Fifth District.

  • Population
  • Demographics
  • Educational Attainment
  • Labor Force
  • Income and Poverty