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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

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Jan. 23, 2018 | Survey

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

Fifth District Service Sector Firms Reported Moderate Growth in January

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Jan. 23, 2018 | Survey

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity

Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Slowing Growth in January



Jan. 18, 2018 | Speech

Ten Years Beyond the Great Recession: Looking Forward

Rick Kaglic, a senior regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Richmond Fed, offered his views of the national and regional economy to a group of business leaders in Wilmington, N.C., in January 2018.

Regional Matters

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Jan. 19, 2018 | Publication

What's Up With Housing?

Ten years after the housing market collapse, activity in the single-family market remains somewhat subdued. Despite rising prices and low inventories, single-family construction has increased very gradually. Are there impediments to new housing supply?

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Dec. 21, 2017 | Publication

Fifth District Businesses Surveyed on Employment and Wages

A November 2017 survey of Fifth District businesses found that most firms plan on increasing hiring in the next year as well as raising wages to attract and retain workers, though not for all positions.


Jan. 22, 2018

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Jan. 16, 2018

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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