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Federal Reserve Beige Book

Every six weeks, the Federal Reserve Board produces a report on current economic conditions for each of the Federal Reserve districts. Commonly called the “Beige Book,” the report is published just before each Federal Open Market Committee meeting on interest rates to provide information on changes in the economy since its last meeting.

The report includes an overall summary of all districts, as well as individual district reports on local economic conditions by sector. District reports provide anecdotal commentary from district bank and branch directors, and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.


View Current Beige Book Report

Federal Reserve LogoThe Beige Book is published every six weeks, prior to Federal Open Market Committee meetings. The report is generally released at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesdays.

To access the current Beige Book report, as well as an archive of previous reports:

  • Go to the Federal Reserve home page.
  • Click on “Monetary Policy” on the top navigation bar.
  • In the left-column navigation on the Monetary Policy page, click the “+” sign by Reports to expand the listing, then click on “Beige Book.”
  • Select the report you wish to view.

ASA reports information from the beige book for each district in the issue of Staffing Today immediately following release of the report.

View the most recent ASA summary »

2015 Beige Book Report Schedule

Summary DateJan. 15March 5April 16June 4July 16Sept. 3Oct. 15Dec. 3

Why Watch the Fed?

The Federal Reserve makes monetary policy decisions and also provides timely insight on current economic conditions across the United States in the Beige Book report. In addition to broad economic conditions, the report often includes commentary on local employment, temporary help employment, and wage pressures.

The Beige Book reports on economic activity by Federal Reserve districts:

BostonChicago
New YorkSt. Louis
PhiladelphiaMinneapolis
ClevelandKansas City
RichmondDallas
AtlantaSan Francisco

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