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  • Philadelphia FedMonetary Policy Report Explores Rules for Benchmarking

    The Bank has released its latest "Monetary Policy Report: Using Rules for Benchmarking," which highlights ongoing work to benchmark the stance of monetary policy using a range of robust policy rules. Read the reportPDF

  • Leading IndexesMay’s Leading Indexes Suggest Expansion in 39 States into the Fourth Quarter

    The Bank has released May's leading indexes, which are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes. The coincident indexes measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month's leading indexes suggest economic expansion in 39 states into the fourth quarter of 2015. Read the report. PDF

  • Tri-State TrackingTri-State Tracking Updated

    The Philadelphia Fed has updated its monthly Tri-State Tracking series that provides statewide summaries of economic conditions using monthly and quarterly data of employment, housing, and personal income. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF.

  • Philadelphia FedBank Expands Greenbook Data Set

    The Real-Time Data Research Center has released an expanded version of the Philadelphia Fed's Greenbook Data Set. The data set now covers all projections for selected variables published in the Greenbook by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors before each Federal Open Market Committee meeting. View the data set. Read the release

  • Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey The Pace of Nonmanufacturing Activity Remains High

    The pace of regional nonmanufacturing activity in June was effectively unchanged from the prior month, according to firms responding to the latest Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The survey's indicators for employment rose, while the indicators for new orders were effectively unchanged, and indicators for sales fell. Read the report.

  • Coincident IndexesMay’s Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 35 States

    The Bank has released the May state coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month's coincident indexes suggest expansion in 35 states. Read the report. PDF

  • Manufacturing Business Outlook SurveyManufacturing Conditions Improved in June

    Manufacturing activity improved in June, according to firms responding to the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The diffusion index for current activity increased from 6.7 in May to 15.2 this month. Read the report. Listen to the audio conference YouTube

  • Board of GovernorsFederal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Releases Statement

    The FOMC has released a statement detailing its economic outlook as well as its stance on continued accommodative monetary policy. Read the statement. External Link Watch Chair Yellen’s press conference. External Link

  • Community Development Studies & EducationThe Summer 2015 Issue of Cascade Is Now Available

    The latest edition of Cascade focuses on small businesses and commercial corridors and discusses strategies to revitalize commercial corridors, the role of tax incentives in job creation, small business lending trends, a $1 billion transformation in downtown Allentown, PA, and a research study on an inner-city commercial corridor. Read the issue.

  • Philadelphia FedThird District Banking Conditions Released

    Third District Banking Conditions focuses on comparing the trends of Third District community banks with their national peers. The report provides an overview of the banking landscape, including earnings, credit quality, loan growth, capital adequacy, liquidity, and problem banks. Read the reportPDF

  • Patrick T. HarkerPhiladelphia Fed Names Patrick T. Harker as Its Next President and CEO

    The board of directors of the Philadelphia Fed has announced that Patrick T. Harker, 56, currently president of the University of Delaware and a member of the Philadelphia Fed's board of directors, has been named the Bank's 11th president and CEO, effective July 1, 2015. Harker, who has served as a nonbanking Class B director of the Philadelphia Fed for the past three years, will succeed Charles I. Plosser, who retired effective March 1, 2015. Read the press release.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. One of the 12 regional Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Learn more about us.

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