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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

Carolinas Surveys

Oct. 26, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Reports From Carolinas Suggested Slower Growth in October


Oct. 26, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Maryland Firms Reported Moderate Growth in October



Nov. 3, 2017 | Report

Snapshot, November 2017

Reports on the Fifth District economy varied somewhat in recent months, as payroll employment declined and housing market indicators were mixed; however, the unemployment rate decreased and business conditions remained favorable.

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.?

Non-Employment Index

Nov. 15, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate


Nov. 13, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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

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