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.
The U.S. economy added 203,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, the labor force participation rate rose to 63.0 percent, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent. Check out the Jobs Calculator and the labor market spider chart to see how the latest data and revisions affect the employment outlook.
Results of the Atlanta Fed's third-quarter 2013 survey show that small business borrowers have been more successful in obtaining financing and that business conditions continue to improve. A new macroblog post summarizes the findings.
|Nov. 25||Small Businesses, Big Effects: Investing in Microenterprises (Economic Development)|
|Oct. 28||What Workers Really Think: Perspectives from the Front Lines (Economic Development)|
|Sept. 26||Equity-Driven Expansion: A Unique Model for Economic Development (Economic Development)|
|Aug. 26||Solving the Revitalization Puzzle? Putting the Pieces Together (Economic Development)|