Macroblog - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta en-us Atlanta Fed Logo CFOs Growing More Optimistic, See Only Modest Boost from Stimulus Plan 46EC6D2F-EF92-4D20-92B0-2D2C824AD2B7 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:10:00 EST What impact have a reopening economy and a fresh round of stimulus had on firms' expectations? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post consults new survey data to look at the near-term outlook. Hourly and Weekly Perspectives on Wage Growth during the Pandemic E8AD2095-7B1C-4BF2-9BA4-223D80B2ED70 Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:10:00 EST How has the pandemic affected wage growth, and do the changes differ from previous economic upheavals? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post consults recent data to see how worker pay has fared in the time of COVID. Inflation Expectations Reflect Concerns over Supply Disruptions, Crimped Capacity 143EC85D-A377-453B-A75B-669B4259FA30 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:10:00 EST An increasing number of firms anticipate higher inflation in the coming year. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post parses recent survey data to learn more about factors influencing their expectations. WFH Is Onstage and Here to Stay 537277D2-08ED-4AC7-9F16-18EB212ADDDB Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:10:00 EST For many employees, working from home, or WFH, has become the new normal. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent survey data about how employers expect the postpandemic workweek to look. An In-Depth Look at Mortgage Forbearance Data F668E8B7-367C-49F6-BBD0-961E684B151F Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:10:00 EST During the pandemic, mortgage forbearance became a crucial lifeline for many affected households. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post examines recent forbearance data to learn more about households using the program. Insights from the Updated Labor Force Participation Dynamics Tool 08F74508-BE53-45B9-8A05-8595AAB09538 Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:10:00 EST What do new data tell us about U.S. labor force participation in the most unusual year that was 2020? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at the numbers to draw some conclusions. Ecommerce's Spillover Effects on the Local Retail Real Estate Market E66D8843-24C4-4794-BD68-98E26E5EB480 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 11:10:00 EST Online commerce continues its impressive growth rates, but does its growth diminish the value of traditional retail locations? A macroblog post analyzes the effect of ecommerce warehouses on retail real estate values. A Dashboard Approach to Monitoring Underlying Inflation 51DE0B16-36B3-41E3-AA2F-A0AF49AFCCCA Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:30:00 EST With its numerous variables, monitoring inflation can be a bafflingly complex and sometimes opaque exercise. A macroblog post looks at a new Atlanta Fed tool that allows you to view inflation's behavior in a novel way. The Importance of Digital Payments to Financial Inclusion 86DACC34-7484-4B9E-827C-E962054088E5 Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:10:00 EST As payments become increasingly digital, moving the unbanked and underbanked into the formal payments system takes on greater importance. A new macroblog post discusses recent Atlanta Fed research into the challenges associated with this kind of transition. COVID, Election Uncertainty Weigh Heavily on Firms' Outlook 067B7105-13EC-4971-BB0B-AA8551256900 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:25:00 EST COVID-19 and the upcoming elections are in everyone's thoughts, so it’s not surprising to learn that they're shaping the outlook among firms. A new macroblog post discusses recent results from the Survey of Business Uncertainty.