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Regional Matters

These posts examine local, regional and national data that matter to the Fifth District economy and our communities.

regional survey

Each month, we ask Fifth District business owners about recent changes in economic conditions and their expectations.


Beyond its surveys of business owners, the Richmond Fed tracks economic trends in the Fifth District and publishes its findings.

View of Virginia and North Carolina on a map

This series of interactive maps showcases differences in demographic and economic indicators across the rural-urban landscape of the Fifth District.

The CFO Survey

Duke University and the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and Atlanta conduct this quarterly survey to gather insights from financial decision makers on their outlook.

Macro Minute

Our Macro Minute blog explores the numbers behind the headlines on the national economy.

Economic Indicators

Updated weekly, this set of charts is used during policy discussions and meetings with our board of directors.

Non Employment Index

This alternative to the unemployment rate provides a more comprehensive reading of labor market health.