Blog Posts

In-depth articles offering insights from our experts’ research, public engagement, and events across the Twelfth District and the nation.

February 21, 2024
New data continue to follow the path of a nonlinear Phillips curve constructed in earlier work showing the empirical relationship between inflation and the ratio of unemployment to job vacancies.
February 15, 2024
Here’s a snapshot of a recent outreach visit to California’s San Joaquin Valley from Stephen Delay, Regional Executive of the SF Fed’s San Francisco branch.
February 8, 2024
Here’s a snapshot of Christina Prkic’s recent trip to Anchorage, Alaska as the SF Fed’s new Vice President and Regional Executive of our Seattle Branch Office.
January 16, 2024
Get to know Silvia Castro, a member of the SF Fed’s Community Advisory Council and President and CEO of the Suazo Business Center, which recently received a Community Development Financial Institution designation.
December 29, 2023
The members of the SF Fed’s Advisory Councils provide valuable perspectives from around the Twelfth District. In this edition of Advisory Council Observations, we share what we learned at our most recent council meetings.
December 21, 2023
The semiconductor industry has weathered the recent chip shortage. But what comes next for the industry? We sat down with industry leaders to discuss developments in their sector.
December 20, 2023
With the new year right around the corner, here’s a countdown of our own to close out 2023. Check out the list of our most popular FRBSF Economic Letter topics of the year, featuring research insights from San Francisco Fed economists.
December 6, 2023
The SF Fed seeks out real-time information on economic conditions around the Twelfth District by engaging with and learning from businesses, community organizations, and local leaders. Here’s a snapshot of the Oregon Business and Industry’s 2023 Manufacturing Roadshow from Ian Galloway, Regional Executive of the SF Fed’s Portland branch.
November 9, 2023
An important driver of the Twelfth District’s economy, Commercial Real Estate has attracted growing attention as an area of potential economic weakness. To understand the outlook for this vital sector, we talked with commercial real estate executives about the opportunities and challenges they see ahead.
November 8, 2023
U.S. household savings rose and fell at unprecedented rates since the onset of the pandemic recession. Comprehensive data revisions by the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that households continue to hold significantly more savings than previously estimated. Our updated estimates suggest that more than $400 billion of accumulated excess savings remains in the aggregate economy, and those funds are likely to continue being drawn down into the first half of 2024.