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What’s the Value of Cash in a Digital Payments Landscape?

When you’re out with friends and the check comes, do you reach out your wrist or for your wallet or phone? For younger consumers, the choice is often cash before a peer-to-peer payment app, according to Wendy Matheny, manager of market analysis with the Federal Reserve’s Cash Product Office (CPO).

Economic Letter

Age Discrimination and Hiring of Older Workers

Posted February 27, 2017

Population aging and the increased burden on Social Security is driving new proposals for program reform to create stronger incentives for older people to work longer. However, hiring discrimination against older workers limits the effectiveness of these reforms. Evidence indicates that age discrimination makes it harder for older individuals, especially women, to get hired into new jobs.

In the News

From the President

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

January 17, 2017

Presentation to the 2017 Economic Forecast

Sacramento, California


Economic Outlook

February 13, 2017

Daniel Wilson, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of February 9, 2017.

From the Board

Beige Book

January 18, 2017

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

While living in Bangkok, Linda True witnessed a coup and periods of civil unrest. Today the born researcher studies Thailand and Southeast Asia every day as a senior supervisory analyst in the SF Fed's Country Analysis Unit. Here's her journey to the Fed.

Work for the Fed

Work for the Fed

On January 23, President Trump issued a memorandum that instituted a temporary, government-wide federal hiring freeze. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is not a federal government agency. However, as part of the nation’s central bank, we have chosen to follow the spirit of this guidance and curtail hiring with the exception of open job positions deemed critical to fulfilling our public service mission. We appreciate your interest in employment at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and encourage you to review the opportunities available on our Careers site.