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What’s Limiting Upward Economic Mobility?

Work hard and you’ll achieve success and have a higher income than your parents. That’s the American dream. Yet thousands of struggling Americans are realizing that determination isn’t always enough, and it’s difficult to get ahead when you’re always behind. Here are five important things to know about economic mobility challenges holding people back.

Economic Letter

Does Growing Mismeasurement Explain Disappointing Growth?

Posted February 13, 2017

Slowing productivity growth is sometimes blamed on measurement problems, particularly for IT goods and services. However, mismeasurement also occurred before the slowdown, and there is no evidence that it has worsened. Many IT innovations mainly affect leisure time and do not appear large enough to offset the effects of the business-sector slowdown.

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.

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