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The Richmond Fed produces a variety of data and analysis products that provide insights into regional and national economic conditions. 

Regional Economy

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity
This monthly survey is sent to approximately 200 manufacturing firms in the Fifth Federal Reserve District. The results are typically released to the public at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity
This monthly survey is sent to approximately 200 retailers, wholesalers, and other services firms in the Fifth Federal Reserve District. The results are typically released to the public at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity
This monthly survey is sent to approximately 160 businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina. The results are provided to the public on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Maryland Survey of Business Activity
This monthly survey is sent to approximately 160 businesses in Maryland. The results are provided to the public on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Fifth District Economic Indicators
Updated monthly, these charts provide state-level information on industries, labor markets, income, and housing in the Fifth District.

Snapshot
Updated monthly, this report on the Fifth District economy includes timely data and analysis of labor market, household, and housing market conditions at both the state and metro area level.

The Regional View
This monthly podcast series follows the Richmond Fed's regional economists as they inform groups throughout the Fifth District about the economy and the Federal Reserve System.

Regional Matters
An in-depth look at regional and national economic trends that matter to the Fifth District.

Regional Profiles
This compilation is produced annually to provide a general overview of the Fifth District's economic performance. It includes data and analysis on output, demographic trends, labor markets, household conditions, and real estate activity.

Beige Book
Updated monthly, this report on the Fifth District economy includes timely data and analysis of labor market, household, and housing market conditions at both the state and metro area level.

Educational Attainment
The Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey includes information on educational attainment by a variety of economic and demographic factors. These reports provide graphs, maps, and tables that visualize select variables using the most recent data available.

National Economy

National Economic Indicators
Updated weekly, these charts and tables contain the latest economic data compiled by the Richmond Fed's Research Department.

Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index
The Non-Employment Index is an alternative to the standard unemployment rate that includes all non-employed individuals and accounts for persistent differences in their labor market attachment. The index is updated monthly after the Basic Monthly CPS microdata release, which takes place about two weeks after the monthly BLS Employment Summary release that includes the unemployment rate.

Bailout Barometer
The Richmond Fed's estimate of the liabilities of the financial system that are subject to explicit or implicit protection from loss by the federal government. This protection may encourage risk taking, making financial crises and bailouts more likely.

Lubik-Matthes Natural Rate of Interest
The natural rate of interest is a hypothetical interest rate that is consistent with economic and price stability. There are various estimates of the natural rate in the economics literature, each making certain assumptions about economic interactions. Using a method developed by two Richmond Fed economists, the natural rate is estimated quarterly.

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