The Center for Human Capital Studies intends to enhance the understanding of human capital development and labor market issues. The center's broad focus is on the interaction between labor markets and the health and education sectors, and the derived associated human capital development and workforce policies.
Educational attainment and health—critical drivers of productivity and economic vitality—are particularly relevant to the Sixth District because the South has lower educational attainment and the residents are in generally poorer health than other regions of the country. Leveraging the skills and resources of the research department and the community and economic development group enhances the Bank's ability to inform the public, practitioners, and policymakers.
Overall industrial production fell 0.5 percent in April, and core retail sales increased at a 6.2 annual rate in the same month. See the latest data on manufacturing, retail sales, and more.
The monthly report on the Southeast economy noted improvements in regional labor markets and manufacturing activity. Despite these modest gains, however, the Atlanta Fed's D6 Factor declined for a third consecutive month.
|May 16||macroblog - Labor Costs, Inflation Expectations, and the Affordable Care Act: What Businesses Are Telling Us|
|May 15||SouthPoint - The Regional Housing Recovery: Where Are the Jobs?|
|May 13||macroblog - Labor Force Participation and the Unemployment Threshold|
|May 10||macroblog - Behaviors Place in the Labor Force Participation Rate Debate|
|April 29||Employer and Lower-Wage Employee Perspectives on Training and Advancement (Economic Development)|
|March 22||Revitalizing Downtown through Entrepreneurship (Economic Development)|
|Feb. 25||A Case for Greater Company Participation in Workforce Development (Economic Development)|
|Feb. 12||The Challenges of Growth and Employment (Speeches Podcasts)|