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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

July 27, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Business Conditions in the Carolinas Remained Upbeat in July


July 27, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Reports from Maryland Firms Softened Somewhat in July but Remained Positive



Aug. 16, 2017 | Speech

National and Regional Economic Outlook

Sonya Waddell, director of regional economics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, discussed the national and regional economic outlook with a group of businesspeople in southwestern Virginia in August 2017.

Regional Matters

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July 28, 2017 | Publication

Business Dynamics in the Fifth District

The dynamics of firm creation and exit are an important engine of economic growth. Researchers have noted that there has been a slowing in business dynamics in the United States in recent decades. Is the same true for the Fifth District and our jurisdictions?

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July 7, 2017 | Publication

A Sectoral Look of Real Gross Domestic Product by State

Which industries in the Fifth District contributed the most to real GDP in 2016? How does that compare to employment by industry and which industries generate the most output per worker?


Aug. 21, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Aug. 14, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

July 31, 2017

Economic Quarterly

Economic Brief

July 11, 2017 | Publication

Responding to Urban Decline

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2017

May 31, 2017 | Publication

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2017

Cover Story: The Missing Boomerang Buyers
Does it matter whether people who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis come back to the housing market?

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