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Regional Matters

September 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shift their approach to instruction, the Fed and other economic and financial literacy organizations pivoted, too.

Sarah Gunn, Nick Haltom and Donovan Pearce

September 3, 2020

Businesses report on their progress since the start of the pandemic in our July and August surveys.

Roisin McCord

September 1, 2020

July data from the Household Pulse Survey reveals some of the reasons people have not been working and how households met their spending needs.

Jacob Crouse

August 28, 2020

The digital access “homework gap” most severely affects students in poor households and is compounded in rural areas by a lack of broadband internet infrastructure.

Alaina Lee and Alexander Marré

August 7, 2020

Policy changes and the unique nature of the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the way labor market health is evaluated going forward.

Lucas Moyon and Laura Dawson Ullrich

July 24, 2020

Although the Fifth District’s black population tends to have higher employment and educational attainment compared to the nation’s, there are still significant disparities relative to whites.

Abigail Crockett and Jessie Romero

July 14, 2020

The Federal Reserve developed and fielded a survey of community-based organizations to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations and the communities they serve. Fifth District respondents in April and June expressed that while organizations and communities are experiencing significant disruptions, effects are expected to be longer-lasting for the latter.

Surekha Carpenter and Stephanie Norris

July 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented amount of job loss, yet only a few industries have accounted for a significant portion of it. How do these industry-specific trends in the Fifth District compare to the U.S. overall, and is there any relationship between recent job recovery and states’ phased reopening plans?

Lucas Kenley

July 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put housing stability at the forefront of public policy discussions, and home repair is a critical piece of that conversation. What were total home repair costs in Baltimore prior to the pandemic, and how might COVID-19 impact home repair?

Benjamin Lukas and Eileen Divringi

July 1, 2020

The number of hours worked by hourly employees dropped considerably in the United States and the Fifth District in March but showed signs of recovery in May and June. A look at high frequency data shows how hours worked by hourly employees in the food and drink, leisure and entertainment, and retail industries have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacob Crouse

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