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Current economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. St. Louis Zone

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BB0911StL_Layout 1 Current Economic Conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District St. Louis Zone September 30, 2011 Prepared by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis This report (known as the Burgundy Book) summarizes information on economic conditions in the St. Louis zone of the Eighth Federal Reserve District (see map above), headquartered in St. Louis. Separate reports have also been prepared for the Little Rock, Louisville, and Memphis zones and can be downloaded from The report includes government-provided data for Missouri and the metro areas of the St. Louis zone. These data are the most recent available at the time this report was assembled. NOTE: Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) are larger geographic areas than cities, as defined by the Census Bureau. Unless noted otherwise, when we refer to a location—such as St. Louis—we refer to the St. Louis MSA and not to the city of St. Louis. For more information, please contact the St. Louis office: Joel James, 314-444-8963, [email protected] Economist: Alejandro Badel, 314-444-8712, [email protected] Texarkana Pine Bluff Hot Springs Fort Smith Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Little Rock-North Little Rock Memphis Jackson Jonesboro Springfield Columbia Jefferson City St. Louis Evansville Owensboro Bowling Green Elizabethtown Louisville-Jefferson County TENNESSEEES EESSN ENNE ESSSETTENTEN SSIPPIPPPPSIPS PISIPSISMISSISSSMM SIS AANSASASASARKAN SANARKKAAAAR YUCKYCKYCKYUCNTUENTUNTNKENNKKENTU KENTUEN KNTUUC YKENKEK MMISSOURIMMISSSM SOURSOS UR ILLINOISILILLILL OISNO SOISILLINLINOI INDIANANDIIAANND NAANIAINIIN Eighth Federal Reserve District St. Louis Zone Report—September 30, 2011 At the close of July, the annual growth of employment, building permits, and housing prices was 1.2 percent, –20.8 percent, and –3.4 percent in the St. Louis MSA and 0.9 percent, –4.9 percent and –4.5 percent in th

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