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Research & the Economy

Latest Forecast for GDPNow

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2014 was 2.3 percent on August 29, down from 3.2 percent on August 26.

Real Estate Business Contacts on Target

The Census Bureau and HUD recently gave us good news about the housing market—starts are up. Did results from the Atlanta Fed's monthly housing market poll reflect this? Real Estate Research looks under the surface to find out.

EconSouth Explores Trains’ Vital Role in U.S. Commerce

One of the country's early infrastructure projects was also one of its most ambitious, and its success has endured: the freight railroad system. Despite profound changes in the U.S. economy, railroads still play a vital role in commerce.

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  • Real Estate Analytics
  • REIN

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

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