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Using State-Level Data to Estimate How Labor Market Slack Affects Wages

April 17, 2014

Looking at the labor market in its broadest terms presents challenges when trying to assess the impact of unused workforce capacity on wages. But drilling down into state-level data affords a more precise look at this dynamic, and macroblog explores th...
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Economic and Financial Highlights: April 10, 2014

April 17, 2014

View the latest series of charts from our Economic & Financial Highlights page, including new data on consumer credit, consumer prices, housing starts, inflation expectations, oil and natural gas prices, unemployment claims, and more.
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Business Inflation Expectations Climb Slightly

April 16, 2014

Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, virtually unchanged from 1.8 percent last month, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Over the long term, or per year over the next five to 10 years, resp...
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Beige Book: Warming Economy Accompanies Spring’s Thaw

April 16, 2014

The newly released Beige Book finds that with the moderating weather of early spring comes moderate economic growth in most Reserve Bank districts. A new SouthPoint post examines the new release and looks at some regional highlights.
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Beige Book: Economy Picked Up in February and March

April 16, 2014

The Southeast economy expanded modestly in recent months, according to the latest Beige Book. Business contacts in the retail, hospitality, and other sectors noted improvements, and most contacts expected near-term economic activity to grow moderately.
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Sticky Price CPI Growth Accelerates

April 15, 2014

The Atlanta Fed's sticky price consumer price index (CPI)--a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly--rose 2.4 percent (annualized) in March, following a 2.0 percent increase in February. The 12-month change in the index was 1.9 pe...
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Danger Ahead! ATM Cash-Outs

April 14, 2014

New warnings about cybercriminal attacks on ATMs and card systems have been issued recently. Portals and Rails looks again at this type of cyberattack, which the Secret Service calls "unlimited operation" because it resets account balances and removes ...
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Our Bread and Butter

April 14, 2014

The Atlanta Fed recently convened members of its Agricultural Advisory Council to discuss current events in that sector. Their conversations provided much food for thought, and a new SouthPoint post harvests some of the most pertinent information.
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Southeastern Manufacturing…a Lion or a Lamb?

April 10, 2014

The region's manufacturing sector was disrupted by extreme winter weather over the past couple of months. A new SouthPoint post looks at March data that suggest the sector has come roaring back.
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Reasons for the Decline in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation

April 10, 2014

Why has the labor force participation rate of 25- to 54-year-olds fallen by 2 percentage points over the past few years? This second of two macroblog posts on participation looks at possible explanations.
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