2017

Jan 19, 2017

Wage Growth Tracker Declines to 3.5 Percent

Median wage growth slowed to 3.5 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November, led by a decline in the wage growth measure for women.

Jan 19, 2017

Deflation Probabilities Decline

On January 18, the 2015–20 and 2016–21 deflation probabilities were 0 percent.

Jan 19, 2017

GDPNow Forecast for Fourth Quarter Flat

On January 19, the GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details.

Jan 19, 2017

Make the Economy Matter! Digital Quizzes from the Atlanta Fed

Looking for a fun way to start your class? Extra Credit highlights all the digital quizzes from our Economy Matters publication. Blend timely economic topics with some friendly competition.

Jan 18, 2017

Beige Book: Some Employers Pickier, Others Less So

Some Southeast employers are having trouble filling positions. Economy Matters summarizes the latest Beige Book.

Jan 18, 2017

Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated

The update incorporates data released this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and revised Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts.

Jan 18, 2017

myCPI Features December Data, Sticky-Price CPI Up 3.0 Percent

The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with December data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 3.0 percent (annualized) in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November.

Jan 17, 2017

Expanding Cybersecurity

Sharing information may be a part of strengthening cybersecurity, but it makes payments people a little nervous. That topic was part of the conversation at the recent FS-ISAC Fall Summit. Take On Payments continues the conversation.

Jan 17, 2017

Construction and Real Estate Survey: Home Prices Climb

Southeastern home prices continued to rise in December from the year-ago level, while sales flattened or were up slightly. See this month's survey to get all the results.

Jan 17, 2017

What Are College Athletes Wearing? Sports Apparel and the Southeastern Conference

Are you teaching a unit on market structure, market power, or oligopoly? Explore the concepts with this Bell Ringer activity on the relationship between the SEC football and sports apparel markets.

Jan 12, 2017

Deflation Probabilities Decline

On January 11, the 2016–21 deflation probability was 2 percent and the 2015–20 deflation probability was 0 percent.

Jan 12, 2017

Tending to the Farm, Part 3: Technology Reshapes Agriculture

The image of the farmer tending his crops is iconic, but the reality is that sweeping technological innovations have brought profound change to agriculture. The third and final part of the Economy Matters series on southeastern agriculture examines how tech has revolutionized farming.

Jan 11, 2017

Atlanta Fed Recognizes Employees with President's Award

The Atlanta Fed honored the recipients of its President's Award for Excellence in a ceremony today. Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed, presented the awards to the six employees who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding performance.

Jan 11, 2017

January Business Inflation Expectations Stable

Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight decline from December's reading. Long-term inflation expectations—over the next five to 10 years—reached 2.8 percent.

Jan 11, 2017

Bell Ringers: Mini-Lessons with a Hook

Teachers, get your students "hooked" on economics with our new Bell Ringer series. Extra Credit highlights nine highly engaging mini-lessons designed to spark student interest from the moment class begins.

Jan 10, 2017

Reserve Banks Transfer Residual Earnings to the U.S. Treasury

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced preliminary unaudited results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of approximately $92.0 billion of their estimated 2016 net income to the U.S. Treasury.

Jan 10, 2017

Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with November JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart, now with November data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

Jan 09, 2017

Crisis, Recession, and Recovery: 2007–16

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a January 9 speech at the Rotary Club of Atlanta, looks at the economic story of the past decade.

Jan 09, 2017

The Year in Review

The U.S. migration to chip cards continued, with chip cards now representing about 70 percent of credit and debit cards. Take On Payments says goodbye to 2016 with a look at this and other payments-related issues that were relevant during the year.

Jan 07, 2017

Market Probability Tracker Updated

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released December's employment report. Find out how this affected the market's assessment of future rate moves at the Market Probability Tracker.

Jan 06, 2017

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with December Data

What do December employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

Jan 06, 2017

Scam Alert

Beware of contact from someone claiming to be a Federal Reserve employee alerting you about your Federal Reserve account. For tips on how to avoid becoming a scam victim, and other helpful information, go to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' website.

Jan 05, 2017

Deflation Probabilities Increase

On January 4, the 2016–21 deflation probability was 5 percent and the 2015–20 deflation probability was 0 percent.

Jan 05, 2017

New Video Shows How Atlanta Fed Goes to the Grassroots

The Atlanta Fed gathers and analyzes practical economic information that informs the Fed's monetary policymaking. This Economy Matters article summarizes a new video profiling the Atlanta Fed's business and community outreach program.

Jan 05, 2017

To Fail or Not to Fail? A Discussion of Banking's "Too Big to Fail" Problem

The problem of financial institutions whose distress would be large enough to imperil the larger economy has vexed policymakers for decades. The Economy Matters podcast looks at some of the challenges involved in solving too big to fail. podcast

Jan 04, 2017

Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes Released

The minutes from the December 13–14, 2016, meeting include a summary of economic projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Reserve Bank presidents.

Jan 04, 2017

January Data Digests Released

View our interactive charts that feature regional and national data on economic performance and labor market trends.

Jan 03, 2017

Following the Overseas Money

Income earned by U.S. corporations but held overseas has received considerable attention of late. But is this money actually withheld from the U.S. economy? A macroblog post considers some of the lesser-discussed dimensions of the issue.

Jan 03, 2017

Atlanta Fed Names Dirr Vice President and Fix and Prime Assistant Vice Presidents

Angela Dirr has been named vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department, Travis Fix has been appointed assistant vice president for enterprise risk management, and Charles Prime has been appointed assistant vice president of facilities management.

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