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Regional Economy

COVID-19 is a once-in-a-century health crisis. Thanks to their presence in the economically vital and densely populated Northeast Corridor, the economists and analysts of the Philadelphia Fed's Research Department are uniquely qualified to track the pandemic's effect on our District and the national economy in real time. Click here to see the latest research into the economy of our region and the health of its residents.

Given the sudden, extreme impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on initial unemployment claims in recent weeks, our researchers’ standard approaches for estimating the state leading indexes and state unemployment rates are not appropriate. Therefore, we have suspended the release of the State Leading Indexes and State Unemployment Rate Nowcasts indefinitely.

Regional Surveys

Surveys and information provided by the Research Department at the Philadelphia Fed.

Tri-State Tracking and Regional Charts

  • Tri-State Tracking: Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF — October 9, 2020  Updated
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    September 2020 State Unemployment Rates

    September 2020 State Unemployment Rates — October 20, 2020

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Regional Spotlights, Briefs, and Special Reports

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Economic Insights Articles

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Business Review Articles

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Regional Analysis

Brief analyses of recently released regional data for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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Regional Data

September 2020
Employment Growth*
Unemployment Rate
* Year-over-year percent change. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Last update: October 20, 2020.

View employment, unemployment, and selected series for the Third District states and metropolitan statistical areas.


Third District MSAs (2013)

Learn about the new 2013 definitions. PDF

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