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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


June 30, 2016 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity and Sales Improve While Hiring Remains Solid; Expectations Continue to Soften

Carolinas Surveys

June 30, 2016 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Region's Economic Expansion Continued to Slow in June; Optimism Waned



June 30, 2016 | Speech

U.S. Economic Update and Outlook

Rick Kaglic, a senior regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Richmond Fed, discussed national economic conditions at a conference of treasury management professionals in May 2016.

Regional Matters

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June 29, 2016 | Publication

Will Technology Take Your Job?

A look at the educational attainment in the Carolinas may yield clues as to how well the region will adjust to technological disruptions. 


June 20, 2016 | Publication

Mortgage Markets: A Long Road Home

How much have mortgage markets improved in recent months, and how do current foreclosure and forfeiture rates compare to before the housing crisis?


June 28, 2016

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

June 16, 2016

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

2015 Annual Report

May 31, 2016 | Publication

Annual Report - 2015

Reviews the Bank's operations and includes the article "A 'New Normal'? The Prospects for Long-Term Growth in the United States"

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