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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

Maryland

May 25, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Maryland Firms Reported Generally Improved Conditions in May


Carolinas Surveys

May 25, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Were Generally Upbeat in May

Reports

Presenter

May 31, 2017 | Speech

National Economic Conditions and Small Business

Rick Kaglic, a senior regional economist at the Charlotte branch of the Richmond Fed, discussed national economic conditions with leaders of small and minority-owned businesses in South Carolina in March 2017.

Regional Matters

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June 2, 2017 | Publication

What a Shrinking Federal Government Could Mean for the Fifth District

The Fifth District has a disproportionately high share of federal government employment and contract dollars, and could be more heavily affected by reductions than other comparable areas. 


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May 9, 2017 | Publication

Why It Matters: Counting the Unauthorized Immigrant Population

It is generally stated, but somewhat disputed, that around 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently reside in the United States. Why is it important to know more about the size and characteristics of the unauthorized population? And what role should different levels of governments play in enforcing immigration laws?

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June 19, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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


Non-Employment Index

June 16, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate


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?


2016 Annual Report

May 25, 2017 | Publication

Annual Report - 2016

Reviews economic conditions in the Fifth District during 2016 and includes the article "Understanding Urban Decline"


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