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Author:Waddell, Sonya Ravindranath 

Discussion Paper
A Penny for Your Thoughts? How Survey Comments Help Us Understand Our Region’s Labor Market

We regularly report the quantitative results from the Richmond Fed business surveys, but participants' comments also provide useful context for changes in local business conditions. Most recently, a survey of human resources professionals complemented our surveys of area businesses. The comments from both surveys have provided insight into the region's labor market, as well as indicated that the persistent challenge of finding workers has led executives and recruiters to intensify their efforts and expand the tools they use to attract workers.
Regional Matters

How Do Employers Recruit New Workers?

Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Volume 21 , Issue 28

Journal Article
The Opioid Epidemic, the Fifth District, and the Labor Force

Economic Trends Across the Region looks at the Opioid Epidemic, the Fifth District, and the Labor Force.
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 32-35

Journal Article
District digest : Economic trends across the region

Article: How the recession affects state and local tax shortfalls - and how those shortfalls affect the recovery. pg. 36-39
Econ Focus , Volume 14 , Issue 4Q , Pages 36-43

Journal Article
District digest : Economic trends across the region

Econ Focus , Volume 13 , Issue Win , Pages 48-55

Journal Article
District digest: Econonmic trends across the region

"Long-term industry and occupation outlook in the Fifth district"
Econ Focus , Volume 15 , Issue 1Q , Pages 40-47

Discussion Paper
The Black Population of the Fifth District Across the Rural-Urban Continuum: A Historical Perspective

Regional Matters

The size and structure of exports in the Fifth District economy

In the last 10 years, exports have played a growing role in the national economy. This has been especially true in the Fifth District since mid-2002.
Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Issue Jan

Journal Article
Employment Barriers in the Rural Fifth District

In Virginia, 75 percent of working-age adults are employed, in line with the national average of 74 percent. But there are significant disparities across geographies. In Loudoun County, Va., in the Washington, D.C., metro area, the share is 84.1 percent. On the other side of the state, in Lee County, just 48.2 percent of working-age adults are employed. This is true of many socioeconomic indicators: Aggregation is necessary to understand broad outcomes, but with aggregation, we lose important geographic distinctions and, thus, the opportunity to identify both challenges and solutions. This is ...
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 30-34

Journal Article
District/State Economic Conditions: District economic overview ; State economic conditions

Econ Focus , Volume 12 , Issue Fall , Pages 32-39



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