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Demonstrating Research

Regional Surveys of Business Activity

March 1, 2018 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Maryland Firms Reported Steady Growth in February

March 1, 2018 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in the Carolinas Reported Strong Growth in February


March 2, 2018 | Report

Snapshot, March 2018

Economic reports on the Fifth District were somewhat positive in recent months. Despite a decline in payroll employment, business activity strengthened and housing market indicators were generally positive.

Regional Matters

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?

Feb. 20, 2018 | Publication

Update: Educational Attainment in the Fifth District

In 2016, every Fifth District jurisdiction, along with the nation, saw an increase in the share of the over-25 population with a bachelor’s degree or higher. What else changed since 2015?

March 12, 2018

National Economic Indicators

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

Feb. 27, 2018

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

March 9, 2018 | Publication

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2017

Cover Story: Medicine Markup
Americans pay a lot for prescription drugs. Does that mean we pay too much?

March 7, 2018 | Publication

Preventing Bank Runs

Feb. 26, 2018 | Article

Bubbly Recessions

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