Announcements

FRED Adds 609 Industry-Specific GDP Series

FRED has added 609 quarterly series published by the BEA for the first time. These series track gross output, value added, and intermediate inputs for 22 industry sectors.

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FRED Adds 90 U.S. Labor Force Status Flows Series

These 90 monthly series published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics track net changes in employment status by gender and for three categories of persons: the employed, unemployed, and nonparticipants (that is, those not in the labor force). These series, constructed from Current Population Survey data, allow a more precise analysis of employment and unemployment measures by identifying the movement of workers in and out of these categories.

 

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FRED Adds FOMC Summary of Economic Projections

FRED has added 42 series from the Summary of Economic Projections. The FOMC makes these projections four times per year for the real GDP growth rate, personal consumption expenditures (PCE) inflation, core PCE inflation, and the unemployment rate. These projections have high, low, and midpoint values for both the full range and the central tendency. The range projections for these series include all participants’ projections, from lowest to highest, for the given year; the central tendency projections exclude the three highest and three lowest projections for the given year.

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FRED Adds 322 U.S. International Transactions Series

FRED has added 322 quarterly and annual series published by the BEA after a comprehensive restructuring of the international economic accounts, which has affected the presentation of the U.S. International Transactions release.

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FRASER Houses the History of the Fed

The latest additions to FRASER include FOMC meeting documents 1923-present; a Brookings collection of Fed memos, reports, and research; and New York Fed circulars from the 60s that guided member banks on policies, procedures, and mission.

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The New Review

Read about monetary policy during Ben Bernanke’s two terms as Chairman, the 2009 Recovery Act’s creation of mostly government-sector jobs, economic and racial disparities in U.S. neighborhoods, and predicting industry-wide banking stress in the second-quarter issue of Review.

 

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A Little History on Our Big FRED Database

Our second-quarter Review includes “FRED®, the St. Louis Fed’s Force of Data,” which traces the St. Louis Fed’s leadership and misson in providing economic data for the public.

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FRED Adds Midwest Economy Index from Chicago Fed

FRED has just added 70 monthly series from the Midwest Economy Index from the Chicago Fed, including these two headline series: The Chicago Fed Midwest Economy Index measures Midwest nonfarm business activity growth, and the Chicago Fed Relative Midwest Economy Index measures nonfarm business activity growth relative to national growth.

Recent addition: FRED added 3 monthly series from the Trimmed Mean Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Inflation Rate release from the Dallas Fed.

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FRED Adds Midwest Economy Index from Chicago Fed

FRED has just added 70 monthly series from the Midwest Economy Index from the Chicago Fed, including these two headline series: The Chicago Fed Midwest Economy Index measures Midwest nonfarm business activity growth, and the Chicago Fed Relative Midwest Economy Index measures nonfarm business activity growth relative to national growth.

 

Recent addition: FRED added 3 monthly series from the Trimmed Mean Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Inflation Rate release from the Dallas Fed.

Posted in FRED Announcements, Research Announcements, Top Story 1

Comprehensive Restructuring of the International Economic Accounts

On June 18 and 30, respectively, the BEA and US Census Bureau will make significant changes to the way international transaction accounts (ITAs) and the international investment position (IIP) are presented. For further information, please see the BEA’s explanation of the changes.

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