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St. Louis Fed

8th 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, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.

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.


Map of District 8

Data

Unemployment Rate
7.4, 7.4, 7.4, 7.4, 7.2, 7.0, 6.8, 6.8, 6.9, 7.2

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7.2 % on 2014-02
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
0.75107, 0.71281, 1.05877, 1.08929, 1.03488, 0.75700, 0.69508, 0.51122, 0.58006, -0.05330

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-0.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Building Permits
14.06728, 20.48930, 27.72277, 2.39362, -1.27551, -3.44828, -1.19332, -14.70588, -11.59091, -8.84521

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-8.8 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Labor Force
-0.35791, -0.45923, -0.41320, -0.38262, -0.48010, -0.80749, -0.81215, -0.62115, -0.60287, -0.38517

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-0.4 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Per Capita Income (MO)
1.60129, 1.47078, 0.68550, 1.45506, -0.17069, 2.61539, 0.33212, 1.27233, 2.25203, 0.02082

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±0.0 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
Per Capita Income (IL)
1.44217, 1.42444, 1.25829, 2.21336, 1.30904, 3.33061, 0.58643, 1.29112, 1.80161, -0.20192

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-0.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
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Unemployment Rate
8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 8.0, 7.8, 7.8, 7.7, 7.5, 7.2, 7.2

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7.2 % on 2014-02
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
2.11129, 1.82827, 1.59350, 2.32520, 2.04413, 1.63483, 1.04720, 0.99614, 0.91493, 1.10506

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+1.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Building Permits
15.78947, 8.42105, 18.53659, 15.05376, 11.21951, 4.97738, 5.88235, 17.20430, -33.19149, -19.89529

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-19.9 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Labor Force
2.15194, 1.56393, 0.81108, 0.21744, -0.03982, -0.23178, -0.28000, -0.73692, -0.44236, 0.07075

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+0.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Per Capita Income (KY)
5.07268, 4.48299, 3.87096, 3.45492, 2.03753, 3.42551, 1.58011, 1.49058, 2.50534, 1.29425

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+1.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
Real Per Capita Income (IN)
3.65927, 2.00291, 1.94301, 3.46681, 2.63213, 3.90455, 2.09857, 0.83051, 0.64871, -0.05563

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-0.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
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Unemployment Rate
9.5, 9.5, 9.4, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.5, 9.3, 8.8, 8.4

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8.4 % on 2014-02
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
0.88422, 0.48309, 0.23260, 0.24880, -0.09924, -0.39539, -0.70573, 0.47894, 0.09888, 0.18140

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+0.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-03
Building Permits
10.55276, 28.19149, 27.01149, 17.26190, 3.93258, 0.00000, -1.58730, -28.01418, 15.62500, 12.13592

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+12.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Labor Force
-0.50620, -0.63344, -0.69726, -0.91613, -1.25987, -2.12805, -2.55535, -3.34894, -3.48989, -3.33419

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-3.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Per Capita Income (TN)
4.60112, 5.23690, 4.75959, 4.25843, 3.61093, 4.87839, 1.51280, 1.16696, 2.00563, 0.23897

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+0.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
Per Capita Income (MS)
5.00436, 4.92076, 4.34935, 5.13029, 3.54436, 5.23060, 2.22880, 1.85028, 4.28425, 1.32361

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+1.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
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Unemployment Rate
6.6, 6.5, 6.4, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.7, 6.6, 6.4

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6.4 % on 2014-02
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
0.70073, 0.46729, 0.93814, 0.70032, 0.81656, 0.81633, 0.61118, -0.34843, 0.20325, -0.08698

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-0.1 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Building Permits
-3.37711, 26.95418, -5.66802, 12.03704, 14.74926, -14.35523, -13.91753, -15.80645, -10.55718, -12.20159

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-12.2 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Labor Force
-1.69361, -1.28017, -1.10406, -1.29522, -1.60547, -1.63812, -1.25272, -1.02914, -0.70914, -0.04198

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±0.0 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2014-02
Per Capita Income
3.26395, 3.55829, 1.70340, 2.93932, 1.17524, 3.22051, 1.00336, 0.85063, 1.62105, -0.63639

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-0.6 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013:Q4
Population
0.91272, 1.14235, 1.46216, 0.95292, 0.90934, 0.77539, 0.87809, 0.55525, 0.38530, 0.32358

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+0.3 % Chg. from Yr. Ago on 2013
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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.
Burgundy Books
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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