In addition to gauging firms' price-setting environment and year-ahead unit cost expectations, the Atlanta Fed uses the survey to investigate issues of longer-term interest for research and policy. Frequently, we will ask a "special question" designed for this purpose. Here is a summary of the special questions and responses from our panel.
February 2014: Year-ahead employment outlook
January 2014: Year-ahead unit sales level change expectations
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.