October 01, 2018 | Small Business Lending SurveySmall business lending conditions were stable in the second quarter of 2018. Respondents to the Federal Reserve’s Small Business Lending Survey (FR 2028D) indicated that outstanding small business loans and new originations in the second quarter increased slightly from the first quarter. While credit line usage remained relatively unchanged, interest rates on small business commercial and industrial (C&I) loans continued to rise amid reports of some tighter lending terms.
September 12, 2018 | Labor Market Conditions IndicatorsActivity increased modestly and momentum remained high in August.
Thomas R. Cook , Jun Nie and Aaron Smalter Hall
September 12, 2018 | The Macro BulletinChina’s GDP has become more sensitive to declines in real estate activity and housing-related construction.
Didem Tuzemen and Willem Van Zandweghe
September 07, 2018 | Research Working PaperUnderstanding the cyclical behavior of labor force participation can provide insight into the nature of unemployment fluctuations.
Jason P. Brown, Peter Maniloff and Dale T. Manning
September 05, 2018 | Research Working PaperThe drilling response to a change in tax paid per barrel of oil is inelastic, implying that a decrease in the tax rate per barrel typically leads to decreases in state tax revenue.
August 22, 2018 | Economic ReviewU.S. investment has become more variable due to both increased energy investment and an increased concentration of investment in more volatile segments of the energy sector.
Jason P. Brown
August 07, 2018 | Economic ReviewBusiness turnover has declined much more sharply in small urban areas than in large ones.
Fumiko Hayashi and Sabrina Minhas
June 21, 2018 | Economic ReviewLow-income households without internet access are much more likely to be unbanked than those with internet access.