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.
Regional data point to continued improvements in the Southeast economy, especially the ongoing recovery in the region's housing market. A survey of southeastern residential builders and real estate brokers notes stronger sales and tighter inventories, compared to a year ago.
The U.S. economy added 175,000 nonfarm jobs in May, with the unemployment rate and labor force participation ticking up slightly. Check out the Jobs Calculator, updated with the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to see how changes in different labor market statistics affect the unemployment rate.
|May 28||People-Centered Practices: Improving the Workforce Potential for Those with Disabilities (Economic Development)|
|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)|