Economic Bulletin

Timely, accessible snapshots of the Kansas City Fed's latest economic findings and perspectives on national and international economic conditions and issues related to monetary policy, industries and markets.

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To Improve the Accuracy of GDP Growth Forecasts, Add Financial Market Conditions

Incorporating financial market conditions in forecasts of GDP growth can improve forecast accuracy.

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Cell Phone Data Suggest Persistent Differences in Work from Home by Income, Race, and Education

A year into the pandemic, differences in work-from-home behavior across income, race, and education persist.

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The Evolving Relationship between COVID-19 and Financial Distress

Regions with higher financial distress have seen larger shares of COVID-19 infections and deaths during most of the pandemic.

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Consumer Spending Declines, Shifts in Response to the Pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 dramatically reduced spending and altered the mix of goods and services that consumers purchase.

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Hybrid Officing Will Shift Where People and Businesses Decide to Locate

After the pandemic, a shift to hybrid officing may encourage suburban employers to move their offices closer to city centers.

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Pandemic Relief Has Aided Low-Income Individuals: Evidence from Alternative Financial Services

The use of alternative financial services has declined among low-income individuals during the pandemic.

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