Data & Tools

These resources offer data visualization and other interactive features on a broad array of key community and economic development topics.

Following the Money: interactive data
Following the Money
Foundation grants are an important source of funding in the CED field, but are small and economically distressed metro areas at a disadvantage? To find out, the Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds coauthored a paper and developed an interactive data tool to analyze grant funding across hundreds of U.S. cities.
Small City Economic Dynamism
Small City Economic Dynamism Index
An interactive tool and data set that explores 244 small U.S. cities. The index enables policymakers and practitioners to examine local trends and compare cities across four measures of economic dynamism: demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.
Data Digests
Data Digests
Regional and national data gathered by Atlanta Fed analysts, which helps assess conditions in the regional economy.
Human Capital Compendium
Federal Reserve Human Capital Compendium
A repository that provides access to research published since 2008 by the Board of Governors and all 12 Federal Reserve Banks on topics related to employment, unemployment, and workforce development.
Jobs Calculator
Jobs Calculator
Determines the net employment change needed to achieve a target unemployment rate after a specified number of months. The user can adjust the target unemployment rate, the number of months, and the assumed labor force growth.
Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Allows monitoring of broad labor market developments by comparing current conditions to those in up to two earlier time periods that the user selects.
Wage Growth Tracker
Wage Growth Tracker
Measure of the wage growth of individuals. It is constructed using microdata from the Current Population Survey (CPS), and is the median percent change in the hourly wage of individuals observed 12 months apart.
Foreclosure Resource Center
Foreclosure Resource Center
Resources collected from the Federal Reserve System and external entities to support homeowners, community leaders, and other practitioners working in housing and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.