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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.

Fifth District Unemployment Rates

September 20, 2021

For more information on the regional economy, see our latest report on the Fifth District and our economic indicator charts.

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.

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Racial Inequality

As part of its ongoing effort to better understand the dynamics that drive the Fifth District economy, the Richmond Fed is studying racial inequality and the challenges, both past and present, facing communities of color. We have collected some of this published work under the following topics:

  • Access to Credit
  • Workforce Development
  • Regional Differences
  • Health and Justice