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Economic Research

We conduct research to support policymaking and thought leadership on issues important to the Federal Reserve and the Fifth District. We also inform the public through our data and economic analysis, publications, presentations and educational resources.

Fifth District Surveys of Manufacturing and Service Sector Activity

November 28, 2023

Manufacturing activity in the Fifth District slowed in November while service sector activity was flat.

map of Fifth District counties

These interactive, county-level maps showcase the differences in demographic and economic indicators across the rural-urban landscape of the Fifth District.

Our Careers
Being a Research Associate at the Richmond Fed

Research Associates help the Richmond Fed's economists with their research and policy memos for briefing the Bank's president on the state of the economy. For recent graduates thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, this position is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.

Core Week logo

Since 2021, the Collaboration of Research Economists (CORE) model has combined frontier research and an innovative delivery method to advance collaboration within the economics profession. Economists from a range of disciplines join with Richmond Fed economists eight times per year for seminars, collaboration, and formal and informal networking — all with an eye toward advancing economic research.