Indicators of economic and financial conditions in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities suggest that recovery may have stalled over the last several months. Movement in economic indicators in the LMI Survey was mixed, but the LMI Financial Condition Index continued a sharp decline. Further, the LMI Affordable Housing Index maintained its consistent decline.
Some indicators of economic and financial conditions in the LMI community suggest that the recovery in the LMI economy may have slowed, but any slowdown is likely temporary based on other, more positive indicators, particularly those derived from externally published data.
About the Publication
This new publication is a consolidation of two existing publications: the LMI Survey and Tenth District LMI Labor Force Report, neither of which will be published separately in the future. The impetus for the change was a desire to provide information on economic conditions in the LMI community in a concise and complete publication. Each issue will continue to report results from the LMI Survey, and a labor market section will offer additional analysis of official labor market data relevant to LMI communities. Analysis of other topic-specific supporting data may also be employed occasionally.This publication will be released in early February and August each year. LMI Survey results from questions regarding the funding and capacity situation and outlook for respondents’ organizations and outlook for respondents’ organizations will be summarized in the September and March Community Connections publication.
We welcome feedback about the new, consolidated publication, including suggestions on data and issues you would like to read about in future editions. Comments, suggestions and questions may be directed to Kelly D. Edmiston, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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