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The Rise of Automation: How Robots May Impact the U.S. Labor Market
The growing presence of robots may affect U.S. demand for routine manual jobs like assembly work.
Rising Rates Impact Borrowing Costs for the U.S. Government, Too
The Fed has been raising short-term rates. This lifts borrowing costs for everyone, including the U.S. government, but the effect on longer-term Treasury rates is less predictable.
Taking a Closer Look at U.S. Exports to China
Civilian aircraft, soybeans, motor vehicles and microchips are the biggest U.S. exports to China, and production of these goods is geographically concentrated. In the case of soybeans, 10 states produced 79 percent of the U.S. crop in 2016.
Unauthorized Immigration in the U.S.: Trends in Recent Years
Unauthorized immigration to the U.S. grew rapidly from 1990 to the Great Recession but has leveled off since then.
Slowing U.S. Housing Sector Still Shaped by Great Recession
The lingering effects of the recession, declining affordability and other factors impact the housing market.
Reading the Labor Market in Real Time
A coincident index developed by one of our economists can help gauge the pace of the recovery and obtain real-time information on the state of the labor market.
Who Holds a Green Card?
Understanding the characteristics of U.S. permanent residents can provide insight into the future workforce.
Staff Pick: Declining Labor Share and U.S. Industries
In recent decades, the share of payments to labor have been trending down in several countries. Here are trends among U.S. industries.
Hospital Capacity amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Asha Bharadwaj, Kathryn Bokun, Charles S. GasconMost counties haven't reached hospital bed capacity during COVID-19 peaks through June 30. However, about a quarter of counties are at risk of overcapacity if a future surge occurs.