FRASER’s 1000 Tweets, 1000 Followers

“Oct 6, 1979: FOMC fundamentally changes its policy. Read the minutes… Infographic of US energy use in 1970… 1947 bulletin examines women’s jobs over 7 decades…” Be a part of the one thousand. Follow FRASER’s twitter feed for a daily dose of economic history.

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FRED Adds Labor Market Conditions Index

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.

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FRED’s More Flexible Now

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.

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FRED Adds 220 Series of International Residential Property Prices

These 220 quarterly series published by the Bank for International Settlements track the prices of residential properties and measure the rates at which those prices are changing. In addition to nominal prices and growth rates, the data set also includes real versions of these series.

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3Q Review

“Step back from the complexity of actual money markets and imagine an economy in which every payment is made in cash…” Read “Liquidity: Meaning, Measurement, Management” by Nobel laureate Robert Lucas (and four other articles) in the latest issue of Review.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 3


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.

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Federal Debt Series Error Corrected

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.

Posted in FRED Announcements

Interpret with Caution

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.

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FRED Adds 6,164 Series on Personal Income

These series from the BEA measure income received by all persons from all sources. The per capita series divide total personal income by the Census Bureau’s annual midyear population estimates.


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Beyond the Numbers Conference

In September, the St. Louis Fed will host a new conference for librarians and information professionals—Beyond the Numbers. Economic information experts will share their insights on improving access to and understanding of economic information.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 1

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