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Financial Distress Falls Unevenly

The U.S. economy's strong aggregate performance hides the struggles of those hit hardest by the pandemic -- low-wage workers, minorities, and those with existing financial distress.

Monetary Policy

Regional Differences

Employment Barriers in the Rural Fifth District

Numerous factors — including population growth, education, housing, transportation, child care, health, and broadband availability — are shaping the differences in employment outcomes between rural and urban communities.

The Rural Nursing Shortage

The pandemic has worsened a long-standing national shortage of nurses. Rural communities face the greatest challenges.

Workforce Development