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Economic Research

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Regional Surveys of Business Activity

May 24, 2018 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Saw Continued Growth in May

May 24, 2018 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Maryland Firms Reported Softening Business Conditions in May


June 1, 2018 | Report

Snapshot, June 2018

Economic conditions in the Fifth District generally improved in recent months. Payroll employment rose marginally and the unemployment rate edged down. District-wide business conditions strengthened; however, housing market indicators were mixed.

Regional Matters

May 31, 2018 | Publication

The Adoption of Digital Technology: Survey of Fifth District Firms

In April, we surveyed firms about their adoption of technology and how it might translate into prices and employment in the next few years. Most firms reported adopting new technology, although many did not anticipate the technology to notably impact their pricing or employment decisions.

May 9, 2018 | Publication

Industry Diversity in Cities

Charlotte, N.C., has the most diverse industrial mix of any Fifth District city, while Bennettsville, S.C., is the least diverse. This post explores the forces that lead to industry diversity in cities.

June 11, 2018

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

June 11, 2018

National Economic Indicators

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

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