Headlines - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta Announcements of general bank news, press releases, speeches, publications, and events, including workshops and conferences http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/ Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.frbatlanta.org/~/media/Images/assets/image_gallery/frba_logo_rss http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ Black History Month: Atlanta Fed Milestones https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/inside-the-fed/2019/02/21/black-history-month-atlanta-fed-milestones?item=ACCEA0DD-FE08-4828-8285-51732072F09C ACCEA0DD-FE08-4828-8285-51732072F09C Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:25:00 EST The Atlanta Fed takes great pride in its demonstrable commitment to diversity, and Economy Matters looks at some of the Bank's diversity milestones during Black History Month. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Down https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=137B39AF-C1B3-4113-AA08-021154FA4EA3 137B39AF-C1B3-4113-AA08-021154FA4EA3 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:49:00 EST On February 21, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 1.4 percent, down from 1.5 percent on February 14. View GDPNow for more details. Acute Audit Appendicitis https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/02/acute-audit-appendicitis.html?item=00422A40-88E0-4485-BC4A-320CBB7A57CA 00422A40-88E0-4485-BC4A-320CBB7A57CA Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:20:00 EST The medical field discovered long ago that people don't need their appendix to survive. Financial institutions and ACH payments processors are about to learn that they can survive without another kind of appendix: Appendix Eight of the NACHA Operating Rules. Read Take On Payments to learn how auditing compliance for financial institutions and ACH payments processors is changing. Vote in the Clash of the Coins https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/banking-and-finance/clash-of-the-coins?item=5DDE4F16-2B43-478B-A664-8CCB8E5582D8 5DDE4F16-2B43-478B-A664-8CCB8E5582D8 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST Heads you win, tails you win! Participate in Economy Matters' Clash of the Coins, where U.S. coins of historical and economic significance are competing over the course of four weeks and your vote counts! Cast your vote as we gradually reveal more information about each one, and come back each week to see the results! Workforce Development: Driving Economic Mobility and Resilience https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/news/speeches/2019/02/15-bostic-workforce-development-driving-economic-mobility-and-resilience?item=D1BE75D7-DF1B-47B5-AFD6-A90A7DF37B8D D1BE75D7-DF1B-47B5-AFD6-A90A7DF37B8D Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:55:00 EST Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic, at the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama annual meeting in Birmingham, discusses why effective workforce development is essential to economic mobility and resilience. Trends in Hispanic Labor Force Participation https://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2019/02/trends-in-hispanic-labor-force-participation.html?item=5580380C-8C70-4D8F-A714-C528DCE47D1E 5580380C-8C70-4D8F-A714-C528DCE47D1E Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 EST Whether or not to participate in the labor force is influenced by numerous factors. A new macroblog post uses a tool from the Atlanta Fed to highlight the changes in participation among Hispanics. Market Probability Tracker Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/market-probability-tracker?item=1F31363F-E09A-4916-A644-E5923FFC9C5F 1F31363F-E09A-4916-A644-E5923FFC9C5F Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's Consumer Price Index. Find out how this affected the market's assessment of future rate moves at the Market Probability Tracker. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Falls https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=6CDDEB8F-5FA3-4FE7-869C-184BA9E938AE 6CDDEB8F-5FA3-4FE7-869C-184BA9E938AE Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:45:00 EST On February 14, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 1.5 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Business Inflation Expectations Decline Slightly to 1.9 Percent https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie?item=B928E4E1-AD3B-4491-8BCC-39D403DA16C0 B928E4E1-AD3B-4491-8BCC-39D403DA16C0 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, and firms' sales and profit margins improved somewhat over the month, according to the Atlanta Fed's latest Business Inflation Expectations survey. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=A79E5A08-661B-4609-A1DA-A37E4A51E93D A79E5A08-661B-4609-A1DA-A37E4A51E93D Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:20:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. myCPI Features January Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rose 2.6 Percent in January https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject?item=E5C37B24-39D8-4E75-9968-83879D2A7C6B E5C37B24-39D8-4E75-9968-83879D2A7C6B Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:30:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with January data. Compare your personal consumer price index (CPI) with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 2.6 percent (on an annualized basis) in January. AI and Privacy: Achieving Coexistence https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/02/ai-and-privacy-achieving-coexistence.html?item=8CAF464A-3C5A-46F5-8761-6C3DD2494DF2 8CAF464A-3C5A-46F5-8761-6C3DD2494DF2 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:06:00 EST As artificial intelligence (AI) gets cheaper, more powerful, and more prevalent, how do we protect every individual's right to privacy? How do we keep AI ethical and accountable without stymieing creativity? Take On Payments looks at some of the practical implications of AI. Wage Growth Tracker Moves to 3.7 Percent in January https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/wage-growth-tracker?item=85C360A3-B3AC-469C-8602-010D98D435E1 85C360A3-B3AC-469C-8602-010D98D435E1 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's overall Wage Growth Tracker was 3.7 percent for the three months ending January, down slightly from 3.9 percent in November 2018. However, the Wage Growth Tracker for those changing jobs rose 4.6 percent for the three months ending January, the highest reading since 2007. Migration Constraints and Disparate Responses to Changing Job Opportunities https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/publications/wp/2019/01-migration-constraints-and-disparate-responses-to-changing-job-opportunities-2019-02-08?item=84226755-50CC-4671-BC17-4DF8FEDC206A 84226755-50CC-4671-BC17-4DF8FEDC206A Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:30:00 EST New Atlanta Fed research examines the role constraints to migration might play in explaining racial/ethnic disparities in the labor market. Small City Economic Dynamism Index https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/community-development/data-and-tools/small-city-economic-dynamism?item=3DC2F978-325B-4091-A5FC-19ED06F8AE7F 3DC2F978-325B-4091-A5FC-19ED06F8AE7F Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:00:00 EST Our updated data tool gives a regional overview of the economic trajectory and current conditions of 816 small and midsized U.S. micropolitan and metropolitan areas. See how your city compares with others in the rankings. Conversation with the Chairman: A Teacher Town Hall https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/education/feature/2019/02/05-chairman-leads-town-hall?item=D602290A-F09C-405C-AD7E-ABD8F9FDB132 D602290A-F09C-405C-AD7E-ABD8F9FDB132 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 13:15:00 EST Watch Chairman Powell as he spoke with educators from across the country on February 6, 2019. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Increases https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=59F70D78-535D-49F6-966D-CA553FBEFE67 59F70D78-535D-49F6-966D-CA553FBEFE67 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 10:33:00 EST On February 6, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details. So, How Often Do You Dip? https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/02/so-how-often-do-you-dip.html?item=F9E292E9-5BCE-4521-929F-CD5FC2CB4F62 F9E292E9-5BCE-4521-929F-CD5FC2CB4F62 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EST Just four years ago, chip-accepting card terminals were rare. Now they're all over, and people are "dipping" more. Read Take On Payments to learn more about the Federal Reserve's findings on chip-card use. Wage Growth Tracker Ticks Down to 3.8 Percent in December https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/wage-growth-tracker?item=343E7108-7F93-4A3B-A41E-5AD56F8F5C33 343E7108-7F93-4A3B-A41E-5AD56F8F5C33 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:52:00 EST Wage growth came in at 3.8 percent for the three months ending December 2018, according to the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker. This reading was similar to the November reading of 3.9 percent but above the 12-month average of 3.5 percent. Market Probability Tracker Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/market-probability-tracker?item=CE2DBCCC-56DD-4535-80D6-57054EC5E507 CE2DBCCC-56DD-4535-80D6-57054EC5E507 Sat, 02 Feb 2019 09:00:00 EST On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's employment report. Find out how this affected the market's assessment of future rate moves at the Market Probability Tracker. Labor Report First Look Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/labor-report-first-look?item=AC0C504E-EEE2-4A74-AFCC-CEB573DAC96D AC0C504E-EEE2-4A74-AFCC-CEB573DAC96D Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:55:00 EST The Labor Report First Look for January offers an updated snapshot of current and historical employment data. We update the First Look's data with each release of the Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which next occurs on March 8. Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with January Data https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/human-capital-data-and-tools?item=F02327EF-EDEB-48C1-9FE3-0746AEF6B070 F02327EF-EDEB-48C1-9FE3-0746AEF6B070 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:00:00 EST What do January 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, Labor Market Sliders, and Jobs Calculator to find out. Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Saving Strategies https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/financial-tips/saving-strategies?item=BBD42C9A-B97D-4014-B019-0191E2E57206 BBD42C9A-B97D-4014-B019-0191E2E57206 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST America Saves Week is from February 25 to March 2. Our tips can keep you on track by focusing on saving strategies to achieve your financial goals. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Declines https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=6E3AB3DF-7138-4135-85EB-370B7942735F 6E3AB3DF-7138-4135-85EB-370B7942735F Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:15:00 EST On February 1, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.5 percent. View GDPNow for more details. A Look at 2018 in Southeastern Banking https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/podcasts/transcripts/economy-matters/190131-southeast-banking-2018?item=2A8695D8-ADEE-4B95-84AA-AA2C3CEDD636 2A8695D8-ADEE-4B95-84AA-AA2C3CEDD636 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:00:00 EST For southeastern banks, 2018 overall was a year of gradually improving conditions. Cynthia Goodwin of the Atlanta Fed's Supervision, Regulation, and Credit division discusses the past year in banking on the Economy Matters podcast.  Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=63B2C4FF-8977-48DF-9B8A-A63F09DE3344 63B2C4FF-8977-48DF-9B8A-A63F09DE3344 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:03:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate updated model nowcasts from the Cleveland Fed and Atlanta Fed. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Steady https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=A16223E5-4992-4CA3-95F7-8E36740444F2 A16223E5-4992-4CA3-95F7-8E36740444F2 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:07:00 EST On January 31, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Southeastern Homebuilders Encounter Array of Headwinds https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/2019/01/30/southeastern-homebuilders-encounter-array-of-headwinds?item=4BF699F3-94B7-4BDE-99CC-DAC49381398F 4BF699F3-94B7-4BDE-99CC-DAC49381398F Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:45:00 EST Though the housing crisis is over, regional builders are grappling with multiple challenges that affect housing costs. Economy Matters examines the landscape that homebuilders are navigating. Survey of Business Uncertainty Released https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/surveys/business-uncertainty?item=72903DF2-CBF8-4BFE-87BA-05F1FA9648A3 72903DF2-CBF8-4BFE-87BA-05F1FA9648A3 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:35:00 EST Are changes in economic conditions affecting the outlook of businesses in your community? Find out what a national sample of firms thinks about the future with our Survey of Business Uncertainty. A Cryptocurrency Primer https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/01/a-cryptocurrency-primer.html?item=4E3217DE-23FE-46FA-95BB-2E412AAC7454 4E3217DE-23FE-46FA-95BB-2E412AAC7454 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:01:00 EST Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a digital currency? Read this week's Take On Payments to learn some of the concepts and terminology behind it. Rooted in Public Policy, Residential Segregation Remains a Persistent Problem https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/community-and-economic-development/2019/01/25/rooted-in-public-policy-residential-segregation-remains-a-persistent-problem?item=61F66CF2-1A3F-48AC-B174-47F953AE8C6A 61F66CF2-1A3F-48AC-B174-47F953AE8C6A Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:09:00 EST The Atlanta Fed recently brought together experts to discuss the history and effects of residential segregation and how to combat it through policy. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Down https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=6F01DDBF-4D82-433A-B016-613B2CDFD0E7 6F01DDBF-4D82-433A-B016-613B2CDFD0E7 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:51:00 EST On January 25, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details. New Survey Aims to Sharpen Understanding of Uncertainty https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/economic-research/2019/01/24/new-survey-aims-to-sharpen-understanding-of-uncertainty?item=55CEF7E9-7274-4F82-9E87-E17638DBD9AF 55CEF7E9-7274-4F82-9E87-E17638DBD9AF Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST If one thing is certain, it's that the Atlanta Fed is measuring uncertainty. Economy Matters discusses the Survey of Business Uncertainty, which recently made its debut. Innovative Program Aims to Boost Affordable Housing in Alabama https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/community-and-economic-development/2019/01/23/innovative-program-aims-to-boost-affordable-housing-in-alabama?item=FB00BADE-3CAD-42CB-A4C7-03A252EDE088 FB00BADE-3CAD-42CB-A4C7-03A252EDE088 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:05:00 EST Economy Matters looks at an Alabama program developed to help remedy the affordable housing shortage. Why Are Millennials So Risk-Averse? https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/01/why-are-millennials-so-risk-averse.html?item=8943868B-C140-451C-A9B4-FF531F3215C8 8943868B-C140-451C-A9B4-FF531F3215C8 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:52:00 EST Helping millennials become more financially confident could help them build more wealth and develop a better credit history. Take On Payments looks at this issue. Tech-Driven Financial Innovation in Banking https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/publications/notesfromthevault/01-tech-driven-financial-innovation-in-banking-2019-01-22?item=933DBBB4-5111-427D-A458-01E7FD01CF4D 933DBBB4-5111-427D-A458-01E7FD01CF4D Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:15:00 EST Notes from the Vault draws on the authors’ recent working paper to highlight why research on financial innovation is important. It also discusses some data limitations that inhibit such research. A Noteworthy Mobile App https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20190116a.htm?item=376A3953-D828-4F5C-800A-3D0533122990 376A3953-D828-4F5C-800A-3D0533122990 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:15:00 EST Teachers, do you like introducing new tools to your classroom? Money Adventure, a new app, teaches students about the security and design features on $1 to $100 bills. Millennials and Student Loan Debt https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/consumer-community-context-201901.pdf?item=9AEA6E04-FD0B-462F-88A5-7BC345A19F09 9AEA6E04-FD0B-462F-88A5-7BC345A19F09 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:27:00 EST How does student debt affect homeownership rates among young people? Atlanta Fed Economist Researches a "High-Pressure" Economy https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/economic-research/2019/01/17/atlanta-fed-economist-researches-a-high-pressure-economy?item=A07ADC4D-C196-42EE-85BF-AB1077F2468E A07ADC4D-C196-42EE-85BF-AB1077F2468E Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:00:00 EST When the unemployment rate becomes very low, is it beneficial to try to keep it there? An Atlanta Fed economist looked into the question, and Economy Matters discusses her research. Business Inflation Expectations Fall to 2.0 Percent https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie?item=A59D6E98-C83B-44DA-95CD-46E381D653B4 A59D6E98-C83B-44DA-95CD-46E381D653B4 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year, and firms' sales levels improved somewhat over the month, according to the Atlanta Fed's latest Business Inflation Expectations survey. Beige Book: Small Firms Face Challenges to Find Workers https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/beige-book/2019/01/16/beige-book-small-firms-face-challenges-to-find-workers?item=3F4459A7-F953-4004-956E-7D15A32CB5EE 3F4459A7-F953-4004-956E-7D15A32CB5EE Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:58:00 EST The newest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve paints a largely positive portrait of economic growth, though it notes that small firms are encountering challenges finding employees. Economy Matters summarizes the latest findings. Quantitative Frightening? https://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2019/01/quantitative-frightening.html?item=C7B1E986-66B9-4560-8B3F-D6D68C510B42 C7B1E986-66B9-4560-8B3F-D6D68C510B42 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:00:00 EST How might the economy react to a gradual normalizing of the Fed's balance sheet? In a new macroblog post, Raphael Bostic, president of the Atlanta Fed and a participant in the Fed's policymaking body, provides his insights into some of the dynamics at work. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Unchanged https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=3F9199C8-703F-4CDA-B3D5-B69CD22CCD6C 3F9199C8-703F-4CDA-B3D5-B69CD22CCD6C Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:35:00 EST On January 16, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Hiding in Plain Sight https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/01/hiding-in-plain-sight.html?item=341A132A-BACB-442B-914F-C75A0287D210 341A132A-BACB-442B-914F-C75A0287D210 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:24:00 EST Steganography is the age-old practice of hiding a message, sometimes within another message. With technology, criminals are taking the technique to a whole new level. Take On Payments looks at steganography's dark side. Market Probability Tracker Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/market-probability-tracker?item=72897FBC-FD1F-42FC-9068-05577628DD71 72897FBC-FD1F-42FC-9068-05577628DD71 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released December's Consumer Price Index. Find out how this affected the market's assessment of future rate moves at the Market Probability Tracker. myCPI Features December Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rose 2.8 Percent in December https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject?item=14BFF7FA-C7CA-451C-B92D-3A598B10B539 14BFF7FA-C7CA-451C-B92D-3A598B10B539 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with December data. Compare your personal consumer price index (CPI) with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 2.8 percent (on an annualized basis) in December. Are Employers Focusing More on Staff Retention? https://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2019/01/are-employers-focusing-more-on-staff-retention.html?item=B4E62D6F-6A47-4B00-83CF-7E006861BC00 B4E62D6F-6A47-4B00-83CF-7E006861BC00 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:00:00 EST Recent data indicate that some employers are responding to a tight job market with more robust pay increases for current employees. A new macroblog post discusses the data and what they might imply for wage trends. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=5BA341A1-C589-47E8-931F-14946B82E59A 5BA341A1-C589-47E8-931F-14946B82E59A Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:05:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. Household Debt and Net Worth: A Story in Charts https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/2019/01/10/household-debt-and-net-worth-a-story-in-charts?item=5319189B-F2F6-4658-8D8C-17022DD93298 5319189B-F2F6-4658-8D8C-17022DD93298 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST Between cars, homes, and credit cards, U.S. households owe more than ever, but household net worth is also at an all-time high. Economy Matters views some recent trends in household debt in the Southeast. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Steady https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=DD503F64-A113-4A2B-ABC6-E2B50D5A95A1 DD503F64-A113-4A2B-ABC6-E2B50D5A95A1 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:29:00 EST On January 10, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Defining Data Dependence https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/news/speeches/2019/01/09-bostic-defining-data-dependence?item=0350AE05-840E-4447-B4A3-B5023F37954A 0350AE05-840E-4447-B4A3-B5023F37954A Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:20:00 EST Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic presents his view of the current economy, his economic outlook, and his definition of data dependence at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Increases https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=247850A1-FE79-4324-AD89-E159128503B3 247850A1-FE79-4324-AD89-E159128503B3 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:11:00 EST The current GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details. A New You: Synthetic Identity Fraud https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2019/01/a-new-you-synthetic-identity-fraud.html?item=369166D2-95DC-4FAD-8CCE-63517425DBE2 369166D2-95DC-4FAD-8CCE-63517425DBE2 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:45:00 EST Many people resolve in the new year to become a new, better version of themselves. They might be surprised to learn a "new you" already exists. Take On Payments looks at the growing problem of synthetic identity fraud.. During Atlanta Fed Visit, Surgeon General Says Health Equals Wealth https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/community-and-economic-development/2019/01/07/surgeon-general-visits-atlanta-fed?item=FADF21DE-EFDE-4011-978E-6A8608431E6D FADF21DE-EFDE-4011-978E-6A8608431E6D Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:04:00 EST Economy Matters explores the connection between health and prosperity. Market Probability Tracker Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/market-probability-tracker?item=C11C2940-8522-4E8F-AB4C-4596F76C6D5B C11C2940-8522-4E8F-AB4C-4596F76C6D5B Sat, 05 Jan 2019 09:00:00 EST 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. Labor Report First Look Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/labor-report-first-look?item=13A1411C-FC97-40B5-A553-DD0506978AC9 13A1411C-FC97-40B5-A553-DD0506978AC9 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:55:00 EST The Labor Report First Look for November offers an updated snapshot of current and historical employment data. We update the First Look's data with each release of the Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which next occurs on January 4. Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with December Data https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/human-capital-data-and-tools?item=0C4E80B4-A18B-4BB3-9EB4-1A02FD8DFCA1 0C4E80B4-A18B-4BB3-9EB4-1A02FD8DFCA1 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:00:00 EST 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, Labor Market Sliders, and Jobs Calculator to find out. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Down https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=6305BD98-C6BA-4B0B-A89A-1B5EAF1C6568 6305BD98-C6BA-4B0B-A89A-1B5EAF1C6568 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:59:00 EST On January 3, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.6 percent. View GDPNow for more details. "Health Is Wealth": A Conversation with the U.S. Surgeon General https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/podcasts/transcripts/economy-matters/190103-health-is-wealth-conversation-with-us-surgeon-general?item=5DF9A0BF-5EEA-49E9-870E-56F7A0DFA398 5DF9A0BF-5EEA-49E9-870E-56F7A0DFA398 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:00:00 EST Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic talks to U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams about the social and economic impact of improved health on society.  Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Getting Financially Organized https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/financial-tips/getting-financially-organized?item=AC69767F-2266-4C44-9440-984C4F988CD1 AC69767F-2266-4C44-9440-984C4F988CD1 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:00:00 EST Are you resolved to get a handle on your finances in the new year? Then use our financial tips to start organizing your finances and set financial goals! Atlanta Fed Names Eubanks Senior Vice President, Oakley Vice President https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/news/pressreleases/staff-and-directors/2018/12/31-promotions-eubanks-oakley?item=47BD5A1D-5E97-46A7-A70C-FFDBC6DAF289 47BD5A1D-5E97-46A7-A70C-FFDBC6DAF289 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EST Russell Eubanks has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer and Chris Oakley has been promoted to vice president and coordinating regional executive. Survey of Business Uncertainty Released https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/surveys/business-uncertainty?item=9A951A0E-8878-4638-A743-281522B04D47 9A951A0E-8878-4638-A743-281522B04D47 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EST Are changes in economic conditions affecting the outlook of businesses in your community? Find out what a national sample of firms thinks about the future with our Survey of Business Uncertainty. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Declines https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=A8599304-255F-497B-B20D-BF33EC878DB1 A8599304-255F-497B-B20D-BF33EC878DB1 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:30:00 EST On December 21, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=C86AD276-1ED6-4E04-B439-6F0D47E2BC5D C86AD276-1ED6-4E04-B439-6F0D47E2BC5D Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. Miami: From Land Rushes to Massive Immigration https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/2018/12/20/miami-from-land-rushes-to-massive-immigration?item=7948C296-B49E-46D2-A9BF-2433DDBCA606 7948C296-B49E-46D2-A9BF-2433DDBCA606 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:30:00 EST Miami has moved fast in its relatively short existence, going from remote outpost to global destination. Economy Matters traces the economic history of a young metropolis and the factors that fueled its vitality. Federal Reserve's Payments Study Annual Supplement Released https://www.federalreserve.gov/paymentsystems/fr-payments-study.htm?item=87198A1D-4250-4773-9A4A-9927FA67C71D 87198A1D-4250-4773-9A4A-9927FA67C71D Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:00:00 EST The Federal Reserve has released "The Federal Reserve Payments Study: 2018 Annual Supplement." The report details growth rates for noncash payments in the United States from 2016 to 2017. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=E8257612-70DC-43B9-9A9E-8258F16D53BD E8257612-70DC-43B9-9A9E-8258F16D53BD Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:45:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate yesterday's fed funds rate decision by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) as well as updated projections from FOMC meeting participants. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Down https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=02267C20-E207-4931-B89E-5B05F5EEAC98 02267C20-E207-4931-B89E-5B05F5EEAC98 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:58:00 EST On December 18, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.9 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Fintech: Friend or Foe? A "ViewPoint" Webcast - December 18, 2018 https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/news/conferences-and-events/conferences/webcasts/2018/1218-viewpoint-pros-cons-of-fintech?item=36EA8FCB-CA0A-40C9-B411-AE55C4540CDB 36EA8FCB-CA0A-40C9-B411-AE55C4540CDB Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST In this "ViewPoint" webcast, representatives from the Atlanta Fed's Supervision, Regulation, and Credit division discuss the significant impact that fintech has had on banking. Card Fraud Values Often above Average https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2018/12/card-fraud-values-often-above-average.html?item=A5FDB9B4-5CD0-464E-97DB-CBBB54915F72 A5FDB9B4-5CD0-464E-97DB-CBBB54915F72 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:46:00 EST Fraudulent card payments credit and debit are typically for amounts much higher than nonfraudulent card payments, according to the Federal Reserve Payments Study. Learn a possible explanation for this and more about card fraud in Take On Payments. Wage Growth Tracker Increased to 3.9 Percent https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/wage-growth-tracker?item=6104DFCD-01C8-440D-AFCF-FE022981C243 6104DFCD-01C8-440D-AFCF-FE022981C243 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:35:00 EST Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker increased to 3.9 percent in November from 3.7 percent in October. The November reading matches the top of the range seen over recent years. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Increases https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=6240CBA8-D796-4884-8DBA-71DAF87FC5A3 6240CBA8-D796-4884-8DBA-71DAF87FC5A3 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:56:00 EST On December 14, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 3.0 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Confronting Rental Affordability Shortages in the Rural Southeast https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/2018/12/13/confronting-rental-affordability-shortages-in-the-rural-southeast?item=BA15DE7E-1408-424E-8351-C1C99B73A629 BA15DE7E-1408-424E-8351-C1C99B73A629 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:00:00 EST In many rural areas in the region, affordable rental housing is in short supply and it might get worse. Economy Matters looks at some experts' suggestions intended to combat a persistent and growing problem. Business Inflation Expectations Tick Up to 2.3 Percent https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie?item=6F17C1B1-224F-4C16-A844-6DCD61BF96E5 6F17C1B1-224F-4C16-A844-6DCD61BF96E5 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.3 percent inflation over the coming year, and among firms' top concerns for the coming year are cost pressures and the availability of a quality labor force. myCPI Features November Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rose 2.4 Percent in November https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject?item=186E7326-78FB-4B4D-9644-2DA5B5140F75 186E7326-78FB-4B4D-9644-2DA5B5140F75 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with November data. Compare your personal consumer price index (CPI) with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 2.4 percent (on an annualized basis) in November. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=22036F59-5DEB-43E9-8D37-2DCF8A35CBC5 22036F59-5DEB-43E9-8D37-2DCF8A35CBC5 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:34:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. Identifying Opportunity Occupations in Alabama https://www.frbatlanta.org/-/media/documents/community-development/publications/special/20181207-opportunity-occupations-in-alabama/infographic.pdf?item=CC2C42B9-F40D-48C3-AEE3-0A24835DCC58 CC2C42B9-F40D-48C3-AEE3-0A24835DCC58 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:34:00 EST What jobs pay over the U.S. annual median wage without a bachelor's degree? Our infographic illustrates the top 10 occupations in Alabama and more. A Look in the Rearview Mirror of Payments for 2018 https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2018/12/a-look-in-the-rearview-mirror-of-payments-for-2018.html?item=9CB65312-A7B9-445E-BA11-FBCDCB3D4D44 9CB65312-A7B9-445E-BA11-FBCDCB3D4D44 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:45:00 EST Consumer payment preferences, the changing retail environment, payments fraud and fintech. These are all topics the Retail Payments Risk Forum will discuss in an upcoming Talk About Payments webinar. Read this week’s Take On Payments for information about the webinar. Labor Report First Look Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/labor-report-first-look?item=0B53790C-D2C1-4E9A-B9DB-8EFD1362B596 0B53790C-D2C1-4E9A-B9DB-8EFD1362B596 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:55:00 EST The Labor Report First Look for November offers an updated snapshot of current and historical employment data. We update the First Look's data with each release of the Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which next occurs on January 4. Fed Research Looks at the Southeast's Affordable Housing Squeeze https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/community-and-economic-development/2018/12/07/research-examines-housing-affordability?item=B6642959-55E1-4A65-825C-1F4A1353469A B6642959-55E1-4A65-825C-1F4A1353469A Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:45:00 EST The growing scarcity of housing affordable to people of limited means is a national problem. Economy Matters examines recent Fed research that looks into the issue from regional and national perspectives. Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with November Data https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/human-capital-data-and-tools?item=D71E07C3-8CB5-4160-9EEC-81B10900EED9 D71E07C3-8CB5-4160-9EEC-81B10900EED9 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:35:00 EST What do November 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, Labor Market Sliders, and Jobs Calculator to find out. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Declines https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=03A9A602-A74E-4A81-8164-C160A9153D8A 03A9A602-A74E-4A81-8164-C160A9153D8A Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:30:00 EST On December 7, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.4 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Beige Book: Pay Raises at Major National Firms Seen across the Southeast https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/regional-economics/beige-book/2018/12/06/pay-raises-at-major-national-firms-seen-across-the-southeast?item=218B7652-9434-4AC9-A914-E4B6FFB51145 218B7652-9434-4AC9-A914-E4B6FFB51145 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:00:00 EST The newest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve shows continued moderate economic growth, with some firms boosting the pay of lower-wage workers in a bid to attract and retain employees. Economy Matters summarizes the latest findings. Inference in Bayesian Proxy-SVARs https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/publications/wp/2018/16-inference-in-bayesian-proxy-svars-2018-12-06?item=0C403088-25D8-433B-A502-AAD7A805B633 0C403088-25D8-433B-A502-AAD7A805B633 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:09:00 EST New Atlanta Fed research examines the use of external instruments in identifying structural vector autoregressions. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Down https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=7CA43D8E-A3D9-4957-AE8D-500443E3FFDF 7CA43D8E-A3D9-4957-AE8D-500443E3FFDF Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:30:00 EST On December 6, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.7 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Views on the Economic and Policy Outlook https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/news/speeches/2018/12/06-bostic-views-on-the-economic-and-policy-outlook?item=ECAC2A9B-5B7C-4E91-A676-36B4F846D884 ECAC2A9B-5B7C-4E91-A676-36B4F846D884 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:15:00 EST Atlanta Fed president and CEO Raphael Bostic presents his view of the current economy, the national outlook, and the Fed's policy path as part of the University of Georgia's Georgia Economic Outlook series. New Look for Labor Market Sliders https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/chcs/labor-market-sliders?item=F443F432-0634-4AAC-AE62-E86409153935 F443F432-0634-4AAC-AE62-E86409153935 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:30:00 EST Get answers to your economic "what if" questions with the redesigned Labor Market Sliders tool from the Atlanta Fed. Ambiguity Aversion and Variance Premium https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/publications/wp/2018/14-ambiguity-aversion-and-variance-premium-2018-12-05?item=E240AC13-4C02-4C3F-AB21-147C123C3F40 E240AC13-4C02-4C3F-AB21-147C123C3F40 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:00:00 EST New Atlanta Fed research examines the ambiguity-based interpretation of variance premium. Financial Intermediation Chains in an OTC Market https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/publications/wp/2018/15-financial-intermediation-chains-in-an-otc-market-2018-12-05?item=4DF5B560-D086-497B-8105-AB14272C783C 4DF5B560-D086-497B-8105-AB14272C783C Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:14:00 EST New Atlanta Fed research examines financial intermediation chains in a search model with an endogenous intermediary sector. Untangling the Complex Causes of Inequality https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/economic-research/2018/12/04/untangling-the-complex-causes-of-income-wealth-and-opportunity-inequality?item=A82E2D7B-1561-4BAD-A831-E95694AF095C A82E2D7B-1561-4BAD-A831-E95694AF095C Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:37:00 EST Arriving at answers about economic inequality requires research from a variety of perspectives because isolating the relevant factors behind it is a formidable challenge. Some top researchers recently visited the Atlanta Fed to discuss their work on the matter. Defining Job Switchers in the Wage Growth Tracker https://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2018/12/defining-job-switchers-in-the-wage-growth-tracker.html?item=8A33BDDA-93D2-4439-99AC-4666657C2650 8A33BDDA-93D2-4439-99AC-4666657C2650 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:40:00 EST Charting wage changes among anonymous people poses some inherent challenges. A new macroblog post discusses them and the ways that the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker accounts for them. Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Keeping Your Identity Safe https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/economy-matters/financial-tips/keeping-your-identity-safe?item=9313F637-46D3-4206-A1C3-8C1DD207B0DA 9313F637-46D3-4206-A1C3-8C1DD207B0DA Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Did you know that last year more than 16 million Americans were the victims of identity theft? Learn how you can protect your identity with our financial tips. Building Blocks for the Sandbox https://takeonpayments.frbatlanta.org/2018/12/building-blocks-for-the-sandbox.html?item=2DA531DC-981D-4732-AB77-04E36055E3EB 2DA531DC-981D-4732-AB77-04E36055E3EB Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:52:00 EST Lots of regulatory agencies are creating sandboxes for businesses to use to develop and test financial technology, or fintech. What's in place to keep them all playing nice? Take On Payments discusses some principles suggested by a report from the Treasury Department. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Increases https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=148082F1-1947-4BBF-8001-25043BD7F547 148082F1-1947-4BBF-8001-25043BD7F547 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:23:00 EST On December 3, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.8 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Cryptocurrency and Central Bank E-Money https://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2018/11/cryptocurrency-and-central-bank-e-money.html?item=40D08894-AE0A-4BAC-A7D3-30214960E67D 40D08894-AE0A-4BAC-A7D3-30214960E67D Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:45:00 EST A recent Atlanta Fed conference considered some of the economic and policy-related issues surrounding cryptocurrencies. A new macroblog post summarizes key points and poses some considerations for policymakers. Fourth-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate Inches Up https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/gdpnow?item=72566B6C-5E51-4AF0-AC5F-B50B421EF9D7 72566B6C-5E51-4AF0-AC5F-B50B421EF9D7 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00:00 EST On November 29, the GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 2.6 percent. View GDPNow for more details. Atlanta Fed Taylor Rule Utility Updated https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cqer/research/taylor-rule?item=E05565CC-3EEE-4E52-882E-C3026C2F3252 E05565CC-3EEE-4E52-882E-C3026C2F3252 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 EST The data have been updated to incorporate recent releases from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis as well as Cleveland and Atlanta Fed model nowcasts. Financial Stability Implications of New Technology https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/cenfis/publications/notesfromthevault/11-financial-stability-implications-of-new-technology-2018-11-29?item=9CB3A921-42DD-4E7D-B97D-2538910B44D6 9CB3A921-42DD-4E7D-B97D-2538910B44D6 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:40:00 EST Notes from the Vault reviews papers and presentations from an Atlanta Fed research workshop about the effects of new technology on financial stability. Piecing Together the Wage Puzzle https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/podcasts/transcripts/economy-matters/181129-piecing-together-wage-puzzle?item=50322280-4479-453C-A3AE-0D270A843D68 50322280-4479-453C-A3AE-0D270A843D68 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EST Wages and their movements offer an important perspective on the macroeconomy. A new episode of the Economy Matters podcast features an Atlanta Fed economist discussing his observations on recent trends.  Survey of Business Uncertainty Released https://www.frbatlanta.org:443/research/surveys/business-uncertainty?item=3438EBAF-3B07-4C28-AE84-9B3AE89023AB 3438EBAF-3B07-4C28-AE84-9B3AE89023AB Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:00:00 EST Are changes in economic conditions affecting the outlook of businesses in your community? Find out what a national sample of firms thinks about the future with our Survey of Business Uncertainty.