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The Issues with New Unemployment Insurance Claims as a Labor Market Indicator

The Issues with New Unemployment Insurance Claims as a Labor Market Indicator

An unemployment statistic based on unemployment insurance is less useful because it does not measure unemployment itself. Read more on the St. Louis Fed on the Economy blog.

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From the President

Sept. 23, 2014

Welcoming Remarks: "Community Banking in the 21st Century"

Bullard

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomed bankers and researchers to the second annual community banking research and policy conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. He highlighted the importance of community banks to the Eighth District’s economy and noted that the two-day conference should, once again, expand the understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing community banks.

Remarks (PDF)

July 17, 2014

“Fed Goals and the Policy Stance”

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the FOMC's macroeconomic goals and the stance of monetary policy during a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce event. He noted that the macroeconomic goals are close to being met; however, the monetary policy settings are far from normal. While this mismatch is not currently causing macroeconomic problems, President Bullard said it takes a long time to normalize policy and the mismatch may cause problems in the years ahead as the economy continues to expand.

News Release | Presentation (PDF)

Bio | President's Website

Multimedia

Burgundy Books Audio

Sept. 23, 2014 | Listen

Our audio podcast discusses current economic conditions in the Eighth District, as published in the Burgundy Books.

Video Archive | Audio Archive


 

Now Open

Inside the Economy Museum logo

The St. Louis Fed’s Inside the Economy Museum is now open. Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience that explains the economy through nearly 100 exhibits, games, sculptures and videos. Walk-ins and groups are welcome. Admission is free. Go to the museum website to plan your visit.