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Economic Research

We conduct research to support policymaking and thought leadership on issues important to the Federal Reserve and the Fifth District. We also inform the public through our data and economic analysis, publications, presentations and educational resources.

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

May 13, 2022

The Non-Employment Index was 7.6 percent in April 2022, essentially unchanged from March 2022. The index was 1.2 percentage points lower compared to April 2021.

Our Careers

Being a Research Associate at the Richmond Fed

Research Associates help the Richmond Fed's economists with their research and policy memos for briefing the Bank's president on the state of the economy. For recent graduates thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, this position is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.

the 5th District

Rural-Urban Comparison Maps

This series of interactive maps showcases the differences in demographic and economic indicators across the rural-urban landscape of the Fifth District.

  • Population
  • Demographics
  • Educational Attainment
  • Labor Force
  • Income and Poverty