The Role of Human Capital in Shaping Economic Outcomes

The Role of Human Capital in Shaping Economic Outcomes

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a September 29, 2016, speech to the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, presents his views on the economy and workforce development.
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Avoiding Regulation: FinTech versus the Sharing Economy

Avoiding Regulation: FinTech versus the Sharing Economy

Many fintech firms have made the unpleasant discovery that the financial services industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors. This Notes from the Vault post discusses the relationship between fintech and the financial supervisory agencies.
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Economic & Financial Highlights

Economic & Financial Highlights

View the latest series of charts from our Economic & Financial Highlights page, including new data on core capital goods, sales and months' supply of new and existing single-family homes, unemployment insurance weekly initial claims, U.S. house prices, U.S. single-family home sales, and more.
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UPDATES & OTHER NEWS
Deflation Probabilities Little Changed
September 29, 2016
Deflation Probabilities Little Changed
On September 28, the 2016–21 deflation probability was 7 percent and the 2015–20 deflation probability was 5 percent.
GDPNow Forecast for Third Quarter Declines Slightly
September 28, 2016
GDPNow Forecast for Third Quarter Declines Slightly
On September 28, the GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth in the third quarter of 2016 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details.
Back to the '80s, Courtesy of the Wage Growth Tracker
September 27, 2016
Back to the '80s, Courtesy of the Wage Growth Tracker
Interpreting economic trends benefits from a long-term perspective, and the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker allows users to view wage changes back through the 1980s. A macroblog post discusses what wage growth trends could mean for unemployment and the macroeconomy.