Announcements

Younger Adults Faced Unique Challenges during the Recent Downturn

The latest Review offers research on the balance sheets of younger Americans. Read selected papers from a recent symposium co-sponsored by the St. Louis Fed and Washington University in St. Louis.

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FRED Adds 768 World Development Indicators

FRED has just added 768 world development indicators from the World Bank. These annual, country-level series include the fertility rate, the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and the literacy rate.

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Help Us Improve The Regional Economist

In its 22-year history, the Regional Economist has undergone several makeovers in design and content. Help us make the next version more valuable by taking this survey. The articles in this quarterly publication are written by economists primarily for an audience of noneconomists: Many address issues in the news; others provide lessons on economics in general. Check out a few past issues here.

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Check Out the New FRED “Release View”

Thirty select FRED data releases now include a “release view”: This new feature allows you to view the release the way the source presents it! For example, you can view the components of GDP or CPI or see the H.15 weekly interest rates. Tweet @stlouisfed or email us if you have a favorite release you’d like converted, or take a look at our tutorial.

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Credit Card Delinquency

The latest Economic Synopses essay looks at changes in credit card borrowing: Fewer cardholders in delinquency and fewer accounts for those cardholders were the main causes of the recent fall in the delinquency rate.

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FRED Adds 416 Banking Series

These 416 quarterly series are constructed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using commercial bank call report data from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

The data are at the national and MSA level. Examples include net interest income, assets, return on assets, and loan loss reserve to total loans.

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FRASER Joins the Digital Public Library of America

FRASER’s content is now available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a portal that offers public access to digital items from libraries, archives, and museums nationwide.  The work of incorporating FRASER into DPLA was done through a partnership with the Missouri History Museum library staff.

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FRASER Turns 10, Improves with Age

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) is 10 years old and now offers improved browsing & search, re-organized archival collections, shareable resources via social media, an in-page PDF viewer, and the ability to link to specific pages, export to Zotero, and download metadata in XML or JSON.

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FRED Adds 6 National Transportation Services Indexes

These 6 monthly series published by the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s Bureau of Transportation Statistics measure volume of transportation services performed for freight and passengers.

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Last Chance To Take Our Economic Data Survey

Friday, Nov. 14, is the last day to take our data survey. The St. Louis Fed would greatly appreciate your insights on how to improve access and delivery of economic data. Access this brief survey here.

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