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How The Geography Of Jobs Affects Unemployment. Why Job Accessibility Is Limited For Some Groups And What It Means For Anti-poverty Policies.

March 1st, 2015
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by Frank Muraca - Econ Focus, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond In postwar America, many families moved away from urban centers into the rapidly developing suburbs. Culturally, these new communities were associated with economic opportunity, signifying… more »

Cracking Down On Fraud?

February 28th, 2015
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by Tim Sablik - Econ Focus, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond In the wake of the financial crisis, President Obama established the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Led by the Department of Justice, the task force brought together financial regula… more »

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Growth Strengthens in December 2014

December 23rd, 2014
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Of the four regional Federal Reserve surveys released to date, only three show manufacturing expanding. A complete summary follows. The market expected this survey index at 5 to 11 (consensus 7.0) versus the 7.0 actual [note that values above zero repres… more »

Did Market Failures Cause the 2007-08 Financial Crisis?

December 3rd, 2014
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from the Richmond Fed While economists have made substantial progress exploring this question, the answer remains unclear. The answer is important because financial regulation that does not address a specific market failure risks causing new inefficien… more »

Longer Unemployment Benefits Often Mean Longer Unemployment Spells, And That is Not Always a Bad Thing

November 30th, 2014
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by Tim Sablik - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond As unemployment surged during the 2007-2009 recession, individuals who lost jobs turned to unemployment insurance (UI) for support. In normal times, states provide up to 26 weeks of UI benefits funded by… more »

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