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Mixing the Melting Pot: The Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets

Some people argue that immigrants make life harder for workers who are already U.S. citizens. But the data don?t show much of a correlation between immigration and the unemployment rate or between immigration and wages.
The Regional Economist , Volume 25 , Issue 1

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Exploring the link between drug use and job status in the U.S.

The Regional Economist

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GDP Decline, Inflation Heighten Uncertainty in U.S. Economic Outlook

The U.S. GDP outlook weakened in the first quarter of 2022 amid higher inflation, but demand remained solid for goods, services and labor.
The Regional Economist

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Bourbon and Whiskey Distillers Face Rosy Tourism, Vexing Tariffs

U.S. distillers face retaliatory tariffs abroad, but tourism related to whiskey remains a bright spot.
The Regional Economist , Volume 26 , Issue 4

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St. Louis Fed Steps in to Provide More-Timely Jobs Data

Although these [2018] revisions [to monthly state and local employment data] were significant, they didn?t come as a surprise to us at the St. Louis Fed. We have been releasing our own estimates of regional employment growth since mid-2017, and they have generally matched up well with the revisions released every March by the BLS. Our estimates can alert policymakers of likely revisions well ahead of time, allowing them to make decisions based on information that is often more accurate than the initial releases from the BLS.
The Regional Economist , Volume 26 , Issue 2

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Disability Rate Exceeds Nation's; Problem Is Worse in Rural Areas

More than 4 percent of the people in the District are ?on disability,? receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, vs. 2.6 percent for the rest of the country. Rural counties in the District have higher rates than do metro areas.
The Regional Economist , Volume 25 , Issue 1

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The Changing Relationship between Trade and America’s Gold Reserves

For much of U.S. history, gold reserves and trade flows were closely linked. That changed with the end of the gold standard.
The Regional Economist , Volume 28 , Issue 1

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Why Removing Monetary Policy Accommodation Is Necessary

Citing a strong real economy and inflation that is well above target, St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard discusses the need to remove monetary policy accommodation.
The Regional Economist

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The Fed's bloated balance sheet: how we got here and why it's familiar

Quantitative easing has led to the largest expansion of the Fed?s balance sheet since WW II. While this, naturally, leads to concern about inflation, the Fed has the tools to unwind the balance sheet once the economy builds steam.
The Regional Economist

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Higher-Than-Expected Inflation, Delta Variant Could Slow Real GDP Growth

The U.S. economic expansion has shown rapid growth, solid job gains and falling unemployment, but rising inflation pressures and the COVID-19 Delta variant could interfere.
The Regional Economist

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