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:
Business Activity Measures Improved in September, But Labor Demand Metrics Declined
Business Activity Improved in September; Labor Market Remained Solid But Expectations Declined
In 2015, nearly 4 million Virginia residents commuted to work; however, the means of transportation and average commute time varied substantially by location.
Income has been growing, but many households have not fully recovered from the recession. Income inequality persists at the national level and varies by state and metro area within the Fifth District.