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Demonstrating Research

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. 28, 2017 | Survey

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Firms in North Carolina and South Carolina Reported Improved Business Conditions in September


Sept. 28, 2017 | Survey

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Reports Indicate Improved Conditions Among Maryland Firms in September



Oct. 12, 2017 | Speech

National and Regional Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras, group vice president in the Richmond Fed's Research Department, spoke at a conference for electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware in September 2017.

Regional Matters

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Oct. 18, 2017 | Publication

A Tale of Three Cities: Richmond, Charlotte, and Baltimore

The Fifth District economy – like the U.S. economy – is increasingly driven by urban areas. How can we start to understand the existence, growth, and decline of cities in the context of Richmond, Va., Charlotte, N.C., and Baltimore, Md.?

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Oct. 3, 2017 | Publication

The Hispanic Population in the Fifth District: Growing and Working

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15, is a time to celebrate the culture, history, and accomplishments of American citizens who trace their ancestors to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The Hispanic population in the Fifth District is significant and is growing, but a look at labor market indicators provides some insight on the disparity in outcomes for the Hispanic population relative to the population overall.


Oct. 16, 2017

National Economic Indicators

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

Non-Employment Index

Oct. 13, 2017

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index

Updated index provides an alternative to the standard unemployment rate

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