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Research & the Economy

Economic & Financial Highlights

View the latest series of charts from our Economic & Financial Highlights page, including new data on the exchange value of the dollar, industrial production, light vehicle sales, retail sales, and weekly unemployment claims.
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Latest Forecast for GDPNow

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2014 was 3.2 percent on September 18, down from 3.4 percent on September 12.
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The Economic Effects of Urban Renewal

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the "War on Poverty." Ensuing efforts included various urban renewal policies. A recent paper takes a quantitative approach to evaluating the economic effects of these policies, and Real Estate Research looks at its methodology.
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Center for Human Capital Studies

Monitor labor market developments with tools such as the Jobs Calculator and the labor market spider chart, and stay up on the latest research on employment and workforce development with the Human Capital Compendium.

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Labor Market Spider Chart

Monitors labor market activity over time with data on job openings, hires, layoffs, unemployment, and other indicators.

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macroblog

Everyone has an opinion about the economy. See what our experts think.

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Podcasts

Listen up! In interviews and speeches, experts discuss today's topics in the economy, banking, finance, and more.

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SouthPoint

Need to focus on key regional economic topics? Researchers blog about issues, industries, and trends.

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