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Remembering Allan Meltzer

From Economic Synopses: In memoriam, Allan H. Meltzer, economic historian of the Federal Reserve, February 6, 1928 – May 8, 2017.

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Firms Great and Small

From Economic Synopses: Small firms didn’t fare so well during the Great Recession.

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Check the FRED Blog

Insight on econ themes & data: Recent posts explore the components of industrial production.

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FRED Adds 56 Hiring Indicators Series

FRED has added 56 monthly series from the DHI Hiring Indicators published by DHI Group, Inc. There are 52 series that fit into two major sections of this release, the recruiting intensity and vacancy duration. Both of these indicators are broken down by industry, region, and number of employees. The recruiting intensity index quantifies the effective intensity of recruiting efforts per vacancy by employers with vacant job positions. The vacancy duration measure quantifies the average number of working days taken to fill vacant job positions. Other indicators in the release includes: quits rate, rescaled quits rate, vacancy to unemployment ratio, and vacancy to short-term unemployment ratio.

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Paying for the Home Team

Page One Economics asks, “Should local governments subsidize sports stadiums?”

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Diverging Forecasts

From Economic Synopses: “Soft” data suggest a brighter outlook than “hard” data.

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FRED Adds House Price Data

 

These 2,402 annual series from the Federal Housing Finance Agency include county-level house price indexes. The house price index is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices.

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New Review

The latest issue covers 2009’s Recovery & Reinvestment Act, household debt, China, and Korea.

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Moody’s Corporate Bond Yields Restored in FRED

FRED has reestablished an update of Moody’s Aaa and Baa corporate bond yields. These series are constructed by Moody’s from bonds with maturities of 20 years and above.

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Employment Research

A webpage devoted to the latest research, data, and commentary on the job market.

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