From the President

Charles Evans

President and CEO

Features

New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's supervision group follows current and emerging risk trends. Current issue of Risk Perspectives highlights District bank performance and earnings.  Read More

From Classroom to Career: An Overview of Current Workforce Development Trends, Issues and Initiatives

This edition of ProfitWise News and Views explores workforce-focused programs and research around the Federal Reserve System.  Read More

What Is Driving the Decline in Labor Force Participation?

Economic Perspectives article explores declining labor force participation and its implications for unemployment and employment growth.  Read More

Healthy Communities Milwaukee Regional Summit

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's community development and policy studies department will cohost a conference on December 2 that will explore converging visions of community and economic development, public health, and the public safety/criminal justice system test.  Read More

Measuring Fiscal Impetus: The Great Recession in Context

Economic Perspectives article finds that fiscal policy was more expansionary than average during the 2007 recession and has been significantly more contractionary than average during the recovery; it is forecasted to remain depressed well into the future.  Read More

Recent News

Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly in January

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was +0.13 in January, up from −0.07 in December.

Midwest Farmland Values Down Slightly

Latest AgLetter reports Seventh District farmland values for 2014 decreased 3 percent from the previous year, marking the first annual decline since 1986.

Farm Income’s Impact on the Midwest Economy

Chicago Fed Letter examines recent farm income trends, plus their interplay with the regional economy.

How Do Property and Casualty Insurers Manage Risk?

Chicago Fed Letter discusses how property and casualty insurers manage risk, focusing in particular on reinsurance.

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