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Changes to Atlanta Fed’s Survey of Business Uncertainty

The methodology behind the Atlanta Fed / Chicago Booth / Stanford Survey of Business Uncertainty (SBU) was revised by the source in August 2020: Changes were made to the panel design, the survey questions asked, and the series produced. Because of these changes, FRED has discontinued the existing indices and added four new smoothed indices of business uncertainty and expectations.

See the SBU’s revised methodology for more details on changes to the survey and the series. 

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FRED Will Discontinue Weekly and Monthly Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities

FRED will no longer update weekly or monthly Treasury inflation-indexed securities data. Instead, these series will be replaced with their equivalent daily series. This change affects 11 weekly and 5 monthly series, listed in the table below.

If you want the daily data at a lower frequency (say, monthly), you can edit the graph: Select the desired frequency and choose “average” as the aggregation method. See our guide for more details.

Affected Weekly Series

SeriesDiscontinued Series IDDaily Series ID Replacement
20-Year 2-3/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 1/15/2025WTP20J25DTP20J25
20-Year 2% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 1/15/2026WTP20J26DTP20J26
30-Year 3-5/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2028WTP30A28DTP30A28
30-Year 3-7/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2029WTP30A29DTP30A29
30-Year 2-1/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 2/15/2040WTP30F40DTP30F40
20-Year 1-3/4% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 1/15/2028WTP20J28DTP20J28
10-Year 1-1/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Note, Due 1/15/2021WTP10J21DTP10J21
20-Year 2-3/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 1/15/2027WTP20J27DTP20J27
20-Year 2-1/2% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 1/15/2029WTP20J29DTP20J29
30-Year 2-1/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 2/15/2041WTP30F41DTP30F41
30-1/2-Year 3-3/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2032WTP3HA32DTP3HA32

Affected Monthly Series

SeriesDiscontinued Series IDDaily Series ID Replacement
30-Year 3-7/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2029TP30A29DTP30A29
30-Year 2-1/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 2/15/2041TP30F41DTP30F41
30-1/2-Year 3-3/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2032TP3HA32DTP3HA32
30-Year 3-5/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Bond, Due 4/15/2028TP30A28DTP30A28
10-Year 1-1/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Note, Due 1/15/2021TP10J21DTP10J21
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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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