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Economic Research

Demonstrating Research

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

March 29, 2018 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Firms in Maryland Reported Weakening Business Conditions in March

March 29, 2018 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Experienced Mixed Business Conditions in March


April 20, 2018 | Speech

Monetary Policy and the U.S. Economy

Sonya Waddell, director of regional economics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, provided an overview of the national economy to a group of Virginia financial planners in February 2018.

Regional Matters

April 20, 2018 | Publication

Payroll Revisions in the Fifth District

Revised employment data show fewer jobs added in the Fifth District than originally reported. By December 2017 (the most recent month revised), total employment was revised lower by 75,300 jobs or 0.5 percent.

March 23, 2018 | Publication

Through the Looking Glass: South Carolina's Labor Market Recovery

December 2017 marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the economic downturn which would ultimately evolve into the Great Recession. As bad as the Great Recession was nationally, South Carolina's descent into the trough was steeper. And its recovery has been more impressive, particularly in the Charleston and Upstate regions.

April 23, 2018

National Economic Indicators

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

March 29, 2018

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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