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Surveys of Business Activity

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

Regional Matters

Regional Matters

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

Reports

Reports and Economic Indicators

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

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Our Regional Focus

We publish research and analysis on pressing economic issues that affect our communities, including regional differences in economic outcomes.

The CFO Survey

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.

Economic Indicators

National Economic Indicators

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

Non Employment Index

Non-Employment Index

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

Natural Rate of Interest

Natural Rate of Interest

Updated quarterly, our estimated natural rate is a hypothetical interest rate that is consistent with economic and price stability.