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Demonstrating Research

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

March 29, 2018 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Firms in Maryland Reported Weakening Business Conditions in March

March 29, 2018 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Experienced Mixed Business Conditions in March


April 6, 2018 | Report

Snapshot, April 2018

Economic reports on the Fifth District economy generally strengthened in recent months as total employment increased, business conditions remained favorable, and housing market indicators were positive.

Regional Matters

March 23, 2018 | Publication

Through the Looking Glass: South Carolina's Labor Market Recovery

December 2017 marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the economic downturn which would ultimately evolve into the Great Recession. As bad as the Great Recession was nationally, South Carolina's descent into the trough was steeper. And its recovery has been more impressive, particularly in the Charleston and Upstate regions.

Feb. 28, 2018 | Publication

New Indexes in Monthly Business Surveys

Beginning with the release of our February 2018 survey results, we began to report a few new variables in our Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity and Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity. What are they and what can they tell us?

April 16, 2018

National Economic Indicators

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

March 29, 2018

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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