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Updating the Labor Market Conditions Index

Starting Monday, October 6th, we will provide updated estimates of the labor market conditions index (LMCI) every month.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2014-10-01-1

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The Increased Role of the Federal Home Loan Bank System in Funding Markets, Part 2 : Recent Trends and Potential Drivers

This note is the second part in a three part series. Part 1 provides some historical background and discusses key institutional characteristics of the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB) System. This note discusses recent trends in the FHLB system and potential drivers of those trends.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2017-10-18-2

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Macroeconomic Modeling of Financial Frictions for Macroprudential Policymaking : A Review of Pressing Challenges

Structural macroeconomic modeling plays a central role economic policy discussions. This note reviews some of the progress witnessed in recent years and challenges that remain.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-05-26-2

Discussion Paper
Shedding Light on Our Economic and Financial Lives

In November and December of 2017, we interviewed over 12,000 individuals, representative of all adults in the United States, about their economic and financial lives. Here we discuss the responses on three important economic issues: the role of economic conditions in the opioid epidemic; jobs with irregular schedules and varying income as a potential barrier to full employment; and how low rates of geographic mobility may relate to family support networks.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2018-05-22

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Labor Market Outcomes in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Areas : Signs of Growing Disparities

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010, indicating broad-based improvement in the labor market. However, disaggregated measures reveal divergences between regions and types of workers. This note documents two geographic disparities in the U.S. labor market.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2017-09-25

Discussion Paper
The Decline in Lending to Lower-Income Borrowers by the Biggest Banks

Data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reveal that the largest banks have significantly reduced their share of mortgage lending to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households in recent years.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2017-09-28-1

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Findings on Relative Deprivation from the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking

The Federal Reserve's Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED) contains questions designed to ascertain overall economic well-being and fragility, which can be used to gauge both the perceptions individuals have about their own economic status and an approximation of their actual financial health.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-06-29

Discussion Paper
Model-Based Measures of ELB Risk

The target range for the federal funds rate has increased a few times since its liftoff from the effective lower bound (ELB) in December 2015 and currently stands at 1 to 1-1/4 percent. According to standard macroeconomic models, ELB risk--how likely it is for the policy rate to be constrained by the ELB in the near- and medium-term future--has important implications for interest rate policy. In this note, I construct measures of ELB risk by combining survey-based projections of the U.S. economy with stochastic simulations of the FRB/US model, a large-scale model of the US economy maintained ...
FEDS Notes , Paper 2017-08-23

Discussion Paper
"Limited Attention" and Inflation Expectations of Households

In this note, we use the household-level data in the University of Michigan's Surveys of Consumers, including respondents' own changes in expectations, to document new signs that households pay limited attention to inflation developments.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-10-19

Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in the Labor Market Widen Every Summer

Gender gaps in labor market activity are pervasive, longstanding, and a regular subject of policy debates. Relative to men, women tend to work fewer hours per week, more conventional hours, and fewer years over the course of their lives.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2023-03-24-2



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