Macroblog - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta en-us Atlanta Fed Logo Businesses Anticipate Slashing Postpandemic Travel Budgets 7C6DAAEC-E49A-4569-BA64-56A58FE53A51 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:00:00 EST When might business travel again resume? A new macroblog post examines recent survey data to assess prospects for the recovery of business travel after the pandemic. COVID Won't Kill Demand for Office Space 26A9AB6E-3454-469B-BB0C-55D31D51B447 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:16:00 EST Will people working from home affect the future of office space? A new macroblog post looks at results of a recent survey that asked firms how they saw their needs changing down the road. Firms Do Not Anticipate Regaining Pre-COVID Employment Levels through 2021 5B260F1F-5E4E-4A4A-AD55-86DDBECC95F0 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:00:00 EST With high unemployment amid the pandemic, how long might a return to pre-COVID employment take? A new macroblog post looks at new survey results to see the range of opinions among firms. Seven in 10 Firms Sought Financial Help during the COVID-19 Crisis F69E2D13-F2A9-4257-84A5-AF61263ACF5C Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:00:00 EST As the COVID-19 pandemic battered businesses large and small, many firms sought a financial lifeline. A new macroblog post looks at survey results about how widely the requested assistance materialized. Firms Expect Working from Home to Triple 502C26BB-F7BC-4AEE-921B-F6EDE03B9F42 Thu, 28 May 2020 13:00:00 EST Will the "new normal" become the status quo? A new macroblog post looks at trends in working from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what they indicate about tomorrow’s workplace. COVID-19 Mortgage Relief—The Role of Income Support FFC098BC-453B-4718-A761-79BCE5723FBD Wed, 27 May 2020 16:00:00 EST With unemployment sharply up nationwide, some homeowners are struggling not to fall behind on mortgage payments. A new macroblog post considers past events to suggest possible approaches to preventing foreclosures. A Couple of Insights from the April Current Population Survey 0BA5C2CA-D12E-412E-9956-F20A246A9ED6 Mon, 18 May 2020 11:31:00 EST The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc in the employment sector, with resulting implications for wages. A new macroblog post looks at recent data to interpret signals from the job market. Introducing the CFO Survey 50F08AC3-1109-4797-AB24-133E6209C2EE Fri, 15 May 2020 09:00:00 EST Thoroughly grasping business sentiment is one of the keys to understanding the macroeconomy, so the Atlanta Fed is pleased to announce a new survey that will help fill that niche. A new macroblog post introduces the CFO Survey and what it sets out to accomplish. Challenges in Nowcasting GDP Growth 1FB83900-DC6F-4029-9C91-E59B87B462D8 Tue, 12 May 2020 12:00:00 EST Accurately forecasting changes in gross domestic product is always a challenge, but it's especially daunting during times of economic turbulence. A new macroblog post discusses factors complicating economists' attempts at nowcasting. U.S. Firms Foresee Intensifying Coronavirus Impact DAB0B05A-D158-4552-B53C-41B331A89A32 Mon, 04 May 2020 14:00:00 EST Firms were guardedly optimistic about the near-term outlook and then along came COVID-19. A new macroblog post parses recent Atlanta Fed survey data about how dramatically expectations changed.