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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

Sept. 24, 2015 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

The Carolinas Business Activity Index Dipped in September; But Expansion Continued


Sept. 24, 2015 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Business Activity Softens In September; Solid Capital Expenditures and Modest Hiring



Oct. 2, 2015 | Report

Snapshot, October 2015

Economic reports on the Fifth District were mixed in recent months. Labor market conditions improved slightly while housing market indicators varied and business conditions softened somewhat.


Oct. 5, 2015

National Economic Indicators

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

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