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FRED Adds Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices

FRED has added 17 new series from the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI). Calculated from actual locked rates with consumers across more than one-third of all mortgage transactions closed nationwide, OBMMI provides multiple mortgage pricing indices developed around the most popular mortgage products and specific borrower attributes. 

Explore the data in FRED here.

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FRED Adds Historical Daily Federal Funds Rate Data from Anbil, Carlson, Hanes, and Wheelock

The daily federal funds rate release provides four new daily series found in A New Daily Federal Funds Rate Series and History of the Federal Funds Market, 1928-1954. Economists Sriya Anbil, Mark A. Carlson, Christopher Hanes, and David C. Wheelock digitized federal funds rate data to enhance the ability of researchers to study an eventful period in U.S. financial history and to better understand how monetary policy was transmitted to banking and financial markets.

These series are:

  • Low Value of the Federal Funds Rate for the Indicated Date Published in The New York Herald-Tribune
  • High Value of the Federal Funds Rate for the Indicated Date Published in The New York Herald-Tribune
  • Low Value of the Federal Funds Rate for the Indicated Date Published in The Wall Street Journal
  • High Value of the Federal Funds Rate for the Indicated Date Published in The Wall Street Journal

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FRED Adds Manufactured Housing Survey

FRED has added 28 new series from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufactured Housing Survey. The survey provides data on shipments, prices, and characteristics of manufactured housing across the U.S. and in Census Regions.

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The 9 Maps of FRED

To help place FRED in the center of your data world, the FRED Team has launched a new map feature for data series with geographic characteristics. Simply click the green VIEW MAP button on the upper right side of the graph to see the big picture.

These interactive maps have zooming, mouse-over, and full screen functions. They provide a cross-sectional perspective, rather than just a time-series form, that lets you compare regions. Reach all the advanced mapping features from the EDIT MAP button.

The EDIT MAP button takes you to our existing GeoFRED site with established tools, such as downloading data, modifying map colors, and creating custom legends.

Explore FRED’s 9 types of maps…

U.S. Counties
U.S. Metro Areas
U.S. States
Nations
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Changes to State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Update Schedule

As of this week, FRED will update the State Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration on Fridays at 8:30 am Eastern Time, instead of Thursdays. This change will make the update process more reliable by including the finalized reports of state claims, in addition to providing one additional week of data.

To facilitate this change, the state-level weekly claims data have been moved to their own release. There will be no changes made to the U.S. Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims release; the data will continue to update on Thursdays at 8:30 am Eastern Time, as soon as the news release is available from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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FRED Updates Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1)

FRED has added 132 new series and updated the release tables for the Board of Governors’ Factors Affecting Reserve Balances (H.4.1). The updates include the following additions: the Primary Dealer Credit and Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity facilities, the temporary repurchase agreement facility for foreign and international monetary authorities (FIMA Repo Facility), the Commercial Paper Funding Facility II LLC, the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility, the Corporate Credit Facility LLC, and the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility. The Board provides more details here.

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FRED Adds Pandemic Uncertainty and Discussion Data

FRED has added 288 new quarterly series from World Uncertainty Index authors Hites Ahir, Nicholas Bloom, and Davide Furceri: the World Pandemic Uncertainty Index (an aggregate index of discussion about pandemics) and the indices for 143 countries. 

Note that the World Uncertainty Index series have moved from the Economic Policy Uncertainty release page to its own release page, together with the World Pandemic Uncertainty and Discussion of Pandemics Indices.

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Delay in Update of Banking Data

Data from the Reports of Condition and Income for All Insured U.S. Commercial Banks will be published in FRED with a delay, given the extended period banks have been granted to submit their March 31, 2020, call report.

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Mortgage Debt Outstanding Moves to Z1 Financial Accounts

The Board of Governors is no longer updating the Mortgage Debt Outstanding release. All series published in this release can be found in Z1 Financial Accounts. Any links to the former release on FRED will redirect to the Z1 release. We apologize for any inconvenience. To assist users, we recreated the Mortgage Debt Outstanding release as a table. For more information, see the Board’s page.

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