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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.