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Demonstrating Research

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:

Regional Surveys of Business Activity


Nov. 30, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Maryland Firms Reported Slowing Growth in November

Carolinas Surveys

Nov. 30, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Reported Strong Business Conditions in November



Dec. 1, 2017 | Report

Snapshot, December 2017

Economic conditions in the Fifth District generally improved, according to recent reports, as payroll employment grew, business conditions strengthened, and housing market indicators were fairly positive.

Regional Matters

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Nov. 8, 2017 | Publication

Fifth District Businesses Report on Hurricane Impacts

For the most part, the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on Fifth District firms were indirect and negative, although there were some businesses that reported positive economic impacts.

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Oct. 18, 2017 | Publication

A Tale of Three Cities: Richmond, Charlotte, and Baltimore

The Fifth District economy – like the U.S. economy – is increasingly driven by urban areas. How can we start to understand the existence, growth, and decline of cities in the context of Richmond, Va., Charlotte, N.C., and Baltimore, Md.?


Dec. 11, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Nov. 15, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

Cover for Third Quarter 2017 issue

Nov. 30, 2017 | Publication

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2017

Cover Story: Cyberattacks and the Digital Dilemma
Recent high-profile hacks have renewed calls for improved security, but competing incentives pose a challenge

Working paper

Nov. 7, 2017 | Article

The Persistence of Financial Distress

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