Macroblog - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta en-us Atlanta Fed Logo An Evaluation of GDP Nowcasts during the Pandemic 0277B7D8-9820-49E2-802F-C1F3ABBA9B52 Thu, 19 May 2022 13:07:00 EST Arriving at an accurate forecast of changes in gross domestic product requires frequent calibration of the tools used to produce the forecast. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post discusses some recent adjustments to the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow tool. Assessing Recent Labor Market Improvement 1795544D-D844-4F1E-A4A8-0CBF36F2FA3C Tue, 01 Mar 2022 09:36:00 EST Adjustments to population data can make assessing labor market behavior challenging. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post discusses how to accommodate these adjustments to arrive at a more accurate picture of labor market performance over time. Rounded Wage Data and the Wage Growth Tracker DE5E9D53-F187-42E5-BD53-D4EFDF3709A8 Thu, 03 Feb 2022 09:36:00 EST Recently announced changes to wage data will affect the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post discusses these changes and how we're adapting the tracker to accommodate them. Hybrid Working Arrangements: Who Decides? 44DEDEC5-B5F2-4769-8794-F325923E88D1 Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:36:00 EST Some teleworking is likely to remain part of the employment landscape. But who makes the call about how much remote work occurs? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent survey data to see how such decisions get made. Atlanta Fed Conference Investigates Inequalities in the Financial System CFA2E2A8-4936-4A76-86D4-99BE1A5D5464 Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:36:00 EST A more complete understanding of the barriers stopping individuals from participating to their full potential in labor and financial markets is necessary for good monetary policymaking. Read this Policy Hub: Macroblog post for a discussion of papers at a recent conference looking at racial and gender disparities in the financial system and their implications. Compositional Distortions to a Measure of Wage Growth during the Pandemic D3C11160-89CF-4608-BCF2-76AC467C7CBA Wed, 10 Nov 2021 14:00:00 EST Three different measures of wage growth often look similar to one another. However, one wage growth measure diverged by spiking up early in the pandemic and cratering one year later. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post proposes some adjustments to the data that can explain much of this anomaly. Market Response to Taper Talk A160B0F2-D748-4693-9AA1-B013DFB948F5 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:00:00 EST Will today's markets react to talks of the Fed reducing assets purchase in the way it reacted to similar talks in 2013? Read this Policy Hub: Macroblog post for a look at the data then and now to draw the appropriate conclusions. How Does a Household's Exposure to Monetary Policy Vary over the Life Cycle? EB0FE813-B03A-49B1-8881-28FED9295F6A Fri, 20 Aug 2021 09:00:00 EST A Policy Hub: Macroblog post discusses new Atlanta Fed research that seeks to understand the responses of wealth and consumption of households of different ages. Do Rising Retirements during COVID Reflect Demographic Trends? A0D3979D-94FA-44DF-A8BD-9A04691CBBA9 Tue, 10 Aug 2021 09:00:00 EST Take an aging baby boomer cohort, add a pandemic, and what happens to retirement rates? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent data through the lens of the Atlanta Fed's Labor Force Participation Dynamics tool to find out. Onboarding Remote Workers: A Hassle? Maybe. A Barrier? No. 94D854D7-23B5-4017-8C7A-A1C0FA837995 Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:00:00 EST The pandemic posed innumerable challenges for employers. But how prominent among them was integrating remote new hires into the workplace? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent survey data to see what employers, and those new employees, think.