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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

Carolinas Surveys

Jan. 28, 2016 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Hiring Slowed in the Carolinas in January; Economy Continued to Expand at a Slow Pace


Jan. 28, 2016 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Sales Unexpectedly Flat in January; Hiring and Capital Expenditures Remain Strong



Feb. 5, 2016 | Report

Snapshot, February 2016

The Fifth District economy strengthened somewhat in recent months, as employment increased broadly and business conditions remained stable; however, housing market indicators were mixed.


Feb. 8, 2016

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Jan. 21, 2016

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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