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This new monthly series from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System examines the health of the U.S. labor market. The Labor Market Conditions Index is derived from a dynamic factor model that extracts the primary common variation from 19 labor market indicators.
Need employment data, but just for women and not in the government or education sectors? FRED’s updated tagging system makes it easier to filter and browse data series: Narrow your search by selecting tags you know are helpful and excluding tags you know you don’t need.
September 9, 2014: The IDEAS bibliographic database surpassed 1.5 million online documents. IDEAS has been and continues to be the largest freely available electronic database of economic content.
FRED users: Two data series were affected by an error from Sep. 5 through Sep. 8, 2014. We posted incorrect data for Federal Debt Held by the Public, which also affected Federal Debt Held by Agencies and Trusts. We thank the FRED users who alerted us to this error, which was corrected the afternoon of Sep. 9, 2014.
Analysts and journalists often emphasize initial unemployment insurance claims to describe the bigger unemployment picture. This Economic Synopses essay illuminates the limitations of that approach.