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See the latest economic data with insight from our research staff.


Our research staff conducts innovative research on monetary policy, the payments system, and regional and community issues.

Latest Research

Post-Pandemic Labor Shortages Have Limited the Effect of Monetary Policy on the Labor Market

Many employers are holding on to workers and hiring less-skilled workers due to severe labor shortages.

Failure of SVB Reduced Local Consumer Spending but Had Limited Effect on Aggregate Spending

While the failure of Silicon Valley Bank dampened consumer spending in some counties, aggregate spending remained resilient.

The Controversial Business of Cash-to-Crypto Bitcoin ATMs

The Bitcoin ATM industry continues to grow in the United States amid concerns about illegal or financially predatory behavior.

National and International

Banking, Payments

Banking and Payments

Issues affecting the banking and payments industries

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy

Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Research

Research focusing on national and international economic issues

Data and Trends

Kansas City Financial Stress Index

The KCFSI is a monthly measure of stress in the U.S. financial system based on 11 financial market variables.

Data and Trends

Labor Market Conditions Indicators

The Kansas City Fed Labor Market Conditions Indicators (LMCI) are two monthly measures of labor market conditions based on 24 labor market variables.


Tenth District


Agricultural Research

Insights on agricultural and rural economies


Energy Research

Insights on the energy industry


Regional Research

Economic geography and developments for monetary policy deliberations

Community Research

Community Research

Research on challenging issues affecting economic prospects in low- and moderate- income communities