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  • Lowest-Income Workers See Accelerated Earnings Growth During Pandemic

    In many respects, the pandemic has disproportionately harmed low-income workers. Earnings growth, triggered by labor shortages and high turnover rates, could be a rare exception.

    August 08, 2022

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators

    The Dallas–Fort Worth economy expanded broadly in June. Payroll employment grew at a 3.2 percent annualized pace, bolstering growth in the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes.

    August 05, 2022

  • Austin Economic Indicators

    Austin’s economy continued to grow in May, though at a slower pace. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a moderated rate, as the unemployment rate ticked down to a new low since the pandemic.

    August 04, 2022

  • U.S. Economy

    Weekly Economic Index

    The WEI is currently 2.95 percent, scaled to four-quarter GDP growth, for the week ended July 30 and 3.30 percent for July 23.

    August 04, 2022

  • Signs of Slowdown Growing in Texas; Price Pressures Ease

    The Texas economy continued expanding in June and July, though at a decelerating pace compared with earlier this year.

    August 04, 2022

  • Energy Indicators

    Russia increasingly restricting natural gas supplies to Europe over the past year has pushed natural gas prices to stratospheric levels in Europe. The hunt for substitutes amid widespread heat waves is pulling many other energy prices up with it.

    August 02, 2022

  • U.S. Likely Didn’t Slip into Recession in Early 2022 Despite Negative GDP Growth

    Most indicators—particularly those measuring labor markets—provide strong evidence that the U.S. economy did not fall into a recession in the first quarter.

    August 02, 2022

  • Research Department Working Papers

    Heterogeneity and the Effects of Aggregation on Wage Growth

    This paper focuses on the implications of alternative methods of aggregating individual wage data for the behavior of economy-wide wage growth.

    August 01, 2022

  • Globalization Institute Working Paper

    Flexible Average Inflation Targeting: How Much Is U.S. Monetary Policy Changing?

    One major outcome of the Federal Reserve’s 2019–20 framework review was the adoption of a Flexible Average Inflation Targeting (FAIT) strategy in August 2020. Using synthetic control methods, this paper documents that U.S. inflation rose post-FAIT considerably more than predicted had the strategy not changed.

    July 30, 2022

  • Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate

    Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update, June 2022

    The headline, or all-items, PCE price index rose an annualized 12.0 percent in June after increasing an annualized 7.2 percent in May.

    July 29, 2022