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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


Pie Chart

Feb. 5, 2016

Fifth District Economic Indicators

The latest regional economic data on the Fifth District, updated monthly.


Feb. 1, 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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