Recent Research

The KC Fed LMCI suggest the level of activity increased modestly and momentum accelerated in January

February 12, 2020 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
Activity increased modestly and momentum accelerated in January.

The KC Fed LMCI suggest the level of activity was little changed and momentum decelerated moderately in December.

January 21, 2020 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
Activity was little changed and momentum decelerated moderately in December.

Is the Colorado Marijuana Industry Showing Signs of Maturation?

By Alison Felix, Sam Chapman and Jordan Bass
December 31, 2019 | 4th Quarter 2019
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist provides an update on the economic impacts of the marijuana industry in Colorado and evaluates signs of maturation within this industry nearly six years after the first recreational marijuana storefronts opened.

New Small Business Commercial and Industrial Loan Balances Decline Year-over-Year and Quarter-over-Quarter

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Brody Smith*, Supervisory Analyst
December 20, 2019 | Small Business Lending Survey
New small business commercial and industrial (C&I) lending declined 14.0 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the third quarter of 2018, a third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.

LMCI suggest the level of activity declined and momentum accelerated in November

December 18, 2019 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
LMCI suggest the level of activity declined and momentum accelerated in November.

Economic Review

Corporate Leverage and Investment

By W. Blake Marsh, David Rodziewicz and Karna Chelluri
February 27, 2020 | Economic Review
Firms with more debt invest less in the future.

Spending Patterns and Cost of Living for Younger versus Older Households

By Jun Nie and Akshat S. Gautam
January 16, 2020 | Economic Review
Older households have faced slightly higher inflation rates than younger households over the past 40 years, though this gap is narrowing.

Why Aren’t More People Working in Low- and Moderate-Income Areas?

By Kelly D. Edmiston
January 02, 2020 | Economic Review
Fewer residents in low- and moderate-income communities are working compared with higher-income areas, due in large part to employment barriers.

Payment Card Fraud Rates in the United States Relative to Other Countries since Migrating to Chip Cards

By Fumiko Hayashi
November 27, 2019 | Economic Review
Even after migrating to chip card technology, the United States has a significantly higher in-person fraud rate than other countries.

The Uneven Recovery in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation

By Didem Tuzemen and Thao Tran
October 08, 2019 | Economic Review
Prime-age individuals without a college degree had larger declines in their labor force participation during and after the recession, due in part to the disappearance of routine jobs.
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