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  • Cleveland—Slow Growth Continues

    Overall, economic conditions were stable in the Cleveland metro area during the first half of 2017. While employment growth has been weak, the unemployment rate has declined in recent months. The housing market remains strong, with both home price growth and the number of building permits issued at or near their highest levels since the recovery began in June 2009. Read More
  • Cincinnati—Continued Strong Performance

    The Cincinnati metro area continues to perform more strongly than Ohio across various metrics. Compared to Ohio, Cincinnati's unemployment rate and credit card delinquency rate are lower, while its home price values and payroll employment growth are higher. Read More
  • Research Explores the Industrial Heartland

    The industrial Midwest has long been recognized as a distinct economic region and an important contributor to the US economy. When manufacturing employment began to decline in the 1970s, the region suffered and came to be known disparagingly as the “Rust Belt.” Is the region so different from other manufacturing regions of the United States? If so, how and why? A new study explores these questions and finds some answers. Read More
  • When It Comes to Lead Poisoning, Prevention Is Key

    Three people working to improve the prevention of lead poisoning in children share successes and challenges they see and what more is needed to protect the human capital of tomorrow. Read More
  • Neighborhood Change in the Fourth Federal Reserve District: A Multivariate Approach

    This special report provides a description of neighborhood change in the four largest cities of the Fourth Federal Reserve District, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1970 to 2010. Read More

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