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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


Jan. 26, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Soft in January; Expectations for Future Conditions and Hiring Rebound

Carolinas Surveys

Jan. 26, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Advanced in January; Respondents Grew More Optimistic About the Outlook



Feb. 10, 2017 | Speech

National Economic Conditions

Rick Kaglic, a senior regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Richmond Fed, reviewed national economic conditions with a group of real estate professionals in January 2017.

Regional Matters

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Jan. 23, 2017 | Publication

Beige Book - A New Look

On Jan. 18, the Board of Governors released the most recent installment of the Beige Book report. With this report comes a new design. What changes can you expect, and why now?

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Jan. 13, 2017 | Publication

Educational Attainment in the Fifth District

This post takes a look at the current state of educational attainment across jurisdictions and highlights some of the information available in new reports published by the Richmond Fed.


Feb. 21, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Feb. 16, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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