These 39 annual and monthly series from the National Association of Realtors represent existing single-family home sales, mean and median sales prices, housing inventory, and monthly supply of existing single-family homes at the national and Census region levels.
FRED has just expanded its coverage of the Producer Price Index (PPI) release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This addition of 10,638 series completes the commodity PPI, the industry PPI, and the final demand PPI datasets.
Instructors at New York University’s Stern School of Business (fans of FRED) created these clear and concise video tutorials to teach their own students how to use FRED in their coursework. Each tutorial, from 3 to 9 minutes long, also explains a little bit about the economics behind the data.
This Economic Synopses essay puzzles over the effects of oil prices: large monthly or quarterly oil price changes predict very small changes in the CPI, but daily oil prices predict large changes in breakeven inflation.
FRED has added 40 annual income series published by the U.S. Census. These include a combination of real and nominal, mean and median, and personal and family income data at the Census region and national levels.
FRASER has added Bulletins of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Nos. 300-499 from 1923-1929, including an explanation of how labor statistics are computed, an examination of Chinese migration in the U.S., and labor organizations in Chile.
FRASER has added the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Economic Trends, which examines regional economic issues for the 4th District, from 2007-2012.
FRED has just added 1,523 more world development indicators from the World Bank. These annual, country-level series include the ratio of female-to-male enrollment (primary, secondary, and tertiary schools), secure internet servers, mobile cellular subscriptions, GINI index, and population (ages 0 to 14 and 15 to 64).
“The Making of an Economic Superpower―Unlocking China’s Secret of Rapid Industrialization” offers a view of economic success that challenges conventional ideas about growth and the Industrial Revolution itself.
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