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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.

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Jan. 14, 2022

The Non-Employment Index was 7.7 percent in December 2021, declining from November 2021.

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.

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CORE Week

For eight weeks each year, visiting economists from a range of disciplines will join with Richmond Fed economists for seminars, conferences, and formal and informal networking and collaboration — all with an eye toward advancing economic research.