Segregation and Mobility: Why Commuting Times Differ According to Race

Research in Focus – By investigating prominent factors that affect commuting trends across the U.S., the authors explain how race may play a role in determining commuting times.

Featured Work

Can Recessions Lead to Long-Term Employment and Earnings Losses in Local Areas?

Research in Focus — The Philadelphia Fed’s Bryan Stuart and his coauthor study recessions in severely hit localities and estimate the long-term impacts on employment, earnings, and population.

Regional Economics

Working Paper

Freeway Revolts! The Quality of Life Effects of Highways

WP 22-24 – In this paper, we identify and quantify the negative local quality of life effects of freeways. Negative quality of life effects from freeway construction had large effects on the spatial structure of cities, suburbanization, and welfare.

Regional Economics

Working Paper

Driving, Dropouts, and Drive-Throughs: Mobility Restrictions and Teen Human Capital

WP 22-22 – Teens make important decisions about schooling and employment that impact their life trajectories. Moderate driving restrictions for teens reduce high school dropout rates. This reduction does not represent substitution away from employment.

Featured Data

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Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey

Monthly survey of manufacturers in the Third District

Updated: 15 Sep ’22

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State Leading Indexes

Six-month forecast of the coincident index for each of the 50 states

Updated: April 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Business Outlook Survey

Special survey (now monthly, previously weekly) of firms in the Third District

Updated: 23 Dec ’20

November 2019 Map

State Coincident Indexes

Monthly index of general economic conditions for each of the 50 states

Updated: 21 Sep ’22

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Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey

Monthly survey of nonmanufacturing businesses in the Third District

Updated: 20 Sep ’22

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Third District Beige Book

Qualitative assessment of economic conditions in the Third District released prior to each FOMC meeting

Updated: 07 Sep ’22