Cover story

Labor particiaption

Increasing participation: Workers staying on the job longer

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

One of the driving forces behind the increase in the labor force participation rate is older workers remaining on the job. The reasons vary for their extended stay, but their presence is an important element in understanding current labor conditions.

Spring 2017

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Rising rents:Housing affordability in the U.S.

By Kevin Wright/ Editor

Rental housing has become less affordable at the national level due to a variety of economic reasons. The fallout is that many renters’ incomes are not keeping pace with rental prices.

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Ship to shore: The relation of ocean freight prices to inflation

If shipping costs continue to increase, higher import costs may put additional upward pressure on core inflation, even if typical import price indices remain low, affecting consumers in the long term.

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Bank Enforcement Actions: The effects on loan contracting

Enforcement actions create reputational and credibility problems for sanctioned banks, and as a result, banks may have to compensate borrowers with better loan pricing and other favorable terms.

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Broad representation, regional roots: Kansas City Fed relies on directors for insight

A closer look at Tenth District directors who began their terms of service in 2017.

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President’s Message: A monetary policy for long-run economic stability

The outlook for the economy does not call for tight policy by any means, but a gradual and deliberate move to more normal rates is necessary.

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Notes

A look at Kansas City Fed events, programs and happenings from around the Tenth District.

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Making a connection

A glimpse at the recent community outreach activities of President Esther L. George and the staff of the Kansas City Fed.

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2016 Annual Report

Listings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s officers, directors, advisory councils, roundtable groups and more, including a look at the Bank’s operations.

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Commitment to Diversity: 2016 Report to Congress

The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), established under the Dodd-Frank Act, continues a long tradition of diversity at the Kansas City Fed.

Spring 2017 Issue