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Eighth District Economy

District Overview

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is the headquarters for the Eighth Federal Reserve District, also known as District 8H. As one of twelve Reserve Banks across the nation, the St. Louis Fed is central to America's economy, with Branches in Little Rock, Louisville, and Memphis.

The District serves approximately 14.6 million people in the four zones that span all of Arkansas and parts of the six states of Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

Data

Unemployment Rate
4.5, 4.6, 4.6, 4.9, 5.0, 4.7, 4.3, 4.3, 4.3, 4.1

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4.1 % on Feb 2017
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
1.49587, 1.19445, 1.18633, 1.22186, 1.19725, 1.37926, 1.26013, 1.29688, 1.86207, 1.12483

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+1.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Building Permits
-8.84956, -8.04598, 16.91542, 17.87440, 9.94624, 61.49425, 30.44554, 18.24480, 27.88018, 9.57031

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+9.6 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Labor Force
1.20687, 1.02036, 1.16735, 1.66673, 2.12848, 1.87175, 1.29593, 0.44803, -0.60674, -1.30304

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-1.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Feb 2017
Per Capita Income (MO)
1.87262, 2.82545, 2.80613, 2.74577, 2.51342, 2.39942, 2.51259, 2.30211, 2.07346, 1.69809

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+1.7 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
Per Capita Income (IL)
2.49824, 3.36461, 3.20976, 3.23481, 3.59680, 3.42456, 3.01234, 2.69215, 2.15590, 1.40240

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+1.4 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
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Unemployment Rate
4.3, 4.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.1

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4.1 % on Feb 2017
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
2.36539, 3.71121, 2.85448, 3.10174, 1.93080, 2.19966, 2.71431, 2.38496, 1.69388, 1.87300

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+1.9 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Building Permits
8.03571, 21.10553, 38.82979, -17.36111, -15.50388, 15.44715, 34.09091, 12.23629, 5.28302, 17.55725

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+17.6 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Labor Force
2.15026, 2.13440, 2.46406, 2.95107, 3.59487, 3.41261, 2.88235, 3.14900, 4.35755, 4.77194

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+4.8 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Feb 2017
Per Capita Income (KY)
4.30457, 5.40692, 4.02900, 4.10773, 4.16454, 4.27729, 2.62685, 2.33720, 2.73414, 1.74920

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+1.7 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
Real Per Capita Income (IN)
2.17102, 4.29899, 3.62049, 3.55722, 3.08060, 3.12212, 2.78182, 2.54057, 2.92620, 1.75261

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+1.8 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
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Unemployment Rate
4.8, 5.2, 5.3, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.2

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5.2 % on Feb 2017
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
1.87050, 1.18784, 1.20387, 1.56794, 1.46827, 1.67087, 1.24058, 1.03855, 0.89594, 1.33438

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+1.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Building Permits
39.15344, 19.24883, 8.93617, 25.00000, 24.76636, 17.06161, 9.52381, -8.80000, 12.44444, -7.86026

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-7.9 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Labor Force
1.23435, 1.35715, 1.28532, 1.65702, 2.38183, 2.91723, 2.54291, 1.80490, 1.69858, 0.98185

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+1.0 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Feb 2017
Per Capita Income (TN)
3.94205, 4.62491, 4.12621, 4.66881, 4.94616, 4.84368, 3.72290, 2.86478, 3.03116, 2.37529

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+2.4 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
Per Capita Income (MS)
1.44096, 3.65799, 1.91752, 1.71974, 2.18178, 1.73699, 4.11931, 3.08756, 2.85739, 3.02548

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+3.0 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
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Unemployment Rate
3.3, 3.4, 3.4, 3.4, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.3, 3.4

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3.4 % on Feb 2017
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
1.14351, 0.99800, 0.82480, 0.79545, 0.70962, 0.39705, 0.36723, 0.96208, 1.41443, 1.18745

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+1.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Building Permits
1.44928, 2.48227, 51.53509, 15.07761, 62.93103, 24.26667, -0.95012, 21.90265, 8.06754, 15.58669

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+15.6 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Mar 2017
Labor Force
2.28029, 2.03245, 2.23173, 1.81195, 1.70683, 1.73345, 1.28431, 1.10440, -0.13815, -1.15988

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-1.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Feb 2017
Per Capita Income
2.69643, 4.99508, 2.04648, 1.40923, 1.71300, 0.69216, 2.07473, 2.00070, 1.47081, 1.45508

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+1.5 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on Q4 2016
Population
0.95292, 0.90934, 0.77539, 0.86826, 0.59884, 0.38075, 0.27038, 0.27881, 0.36877, 0.34908

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+0.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2016
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Publications

The Beige Book
A summary of anecdotal reports on current economic conditions in each Federal Reserve District. Produced eight times each year.
The Burgundy Book
An economic report of anecdotal survey information and formal data from the Eighth Federal Reserve District’s four zones: St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville, and Memphis. Released four times per year. Online.
The Regional Economist
A quarterly review of business and economic conditions, with a spotlight on areas in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Written for a general readership. In print and online.
Agricultural Finance Monitor
A quarterly survey of agricultural credit conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.

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