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FRED Adds New ADP National Employment Report Data

FRED has added 100 new series from Automatic Data Processing, Inc.’s ADP National Employment release. These new series were created in collaboration with the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. These U.S. labor market measures are estimates of the change in private-sector employment derived from actual payroll data of the client companies served by ADP. This data set has been broken down by industry, Census divisions, and establishment size. The data can be displayed with FRED’s new mapping feature and its normal graph options.

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FRED Expands Distributional Financial Accounts

FRED has added 117 new series of Distributional Financial Account (DFA) data from the Board of Governors. DFAs provide quarterly estimates of the distribution of a comprehensive measure of U.S. household wealth, beginning with the third quarter of 1989 and through the most-recent quarter.

These data show the level and share of U.S. household wealth held by four percentile groups of wealth: the top 1 percent, the next 9 percent (i.e., 90th to 99th percentile), the next 40 percent (50th to 90th percentile), and the bottom half (below the 50th percentile). Additionally, the top 1 percent has data divided into the top 0.1 percent (99.9th to 100th percentile) and top 99 to 99.9 percent (99th to 99.9th percentile).

Of the 117 new series, 112 series are data for the top 0.1 percent and top 99 percent to 99.9 percent wealth percentiles, with the remaining additional series being household count and minimum wealth cutoff data.

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FRED Adds Community Bank Sentiment Index

FRED has added eight new quarterly series covering The Community Bank Sentiment Index (CBSI) from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. The CBSI is an index derived from quarterly polling of community bankers across the nation. As community bankers answer questions about their outlook on the economy, their answers are analyzed and compiled into a single number.

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FRED Expands G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

FRED has added 740 new historical and active series from the Board of Governors’ G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization statistical release.

About one-third of the series are historical series and the remaining two-thirds are active series. The industrial production (IP) index measures the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries; the reference period for the index is 2017. Manufacturing consists of those industries included in the North American Industry Classification System, or NAICS, definition of manufacturing plus those industries—logging and newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishing—that have traditionally been considered to be manufacturing and included in the industrial sector.

A complete description of the market and industry structures, including details regarding series classification, relative importance weights, and data sources, is available on the Board’s website about G.17 Industrial Production Capacity Utilization Releases.

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FRED Expands Job Postings on Indeed

FRED had added 263 new series from Indeed Hiring Lab’s job posting tracker data repository. The added series are job postings by occupation, such as nursing or management, for the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Indeed calculates the percentage change in seasonally adjusted job postings since February 1, 2020, using a 7-day trailing average. February 1, 2020, is the pre-pandemic baseline. Indeed seasonally adjusts each series based on historical patterns in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Each series, including the national trend, occupational sectors, and sub-national geographies, is seasonally adjusted separately.

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FRED Expands H.15 Selected Interest Rates

FRED has added over 100 new historical and active series from the Board of Governors’ H.15 Selected Interest Rates statistical release.

About two-thirds of the series added to FRED are historical series from the H.15 Statistical Release, including daily interest rates for Treasury bills, commercial paper, financial paper, and dealer offering rates, as well as weekly, monthly, and annual averages of H.15 historical series.

The active series added to FRED are annual averages of existing daily interest rate series, including market yields on U.S. Treasury securities, Treasury bills, commercial paper, and discount window primary credit rates. The active series added also include daily (business days) and biweekly frequency versions of the federal funds effective rate, as well as daily (7-day) bank prime loan rates and discount window primary credit rates.

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FRED Maps Rise as GeoFRED Sets

As surely as the sun rises, FRED continues to provide great data tools. The latest is our new mapping feature. You can customize, share, and download geographical maps of data directly in FRED.

These maps are available for series in a dataset that have geographical characteristics, such as per capita personal income for U.S. states: For example, Missouri personal income can be examined on a U.S. state map.

Our GeoFRED website will close down Sept. 1, 2022, and we know a change like this can be disruptive, especially if you use GeoFRED as a teaching tool. So we hope our new FRED map feature will be a helpful alternative to engage with data. 

Maps provide a cross-sectional perspective that lets you compare regions on a map while complementing and expanding the data analysis you get on a time-series graph. FRED has 9 types of maps: U.S. counties, U.S. metro areas, U.S. states, nations, Federal Reserve Districts, Census regions, Census divisions, BEA regions, and NECTAs (New England city and town areas).

Check out our FRED map tutorials for additional guidance on how to use this new feature and try it out to:

  • Supplement your data story with an interactive map.
  • Share your customized map with an option to automatically update the map with the latest data.
  • Embed your maps in your favorite blog site.
  • Download all data on the map into a single file.

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FRED Expands G.19 Consumer Credit Release

FRED has expanded its coverage of the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit Release with an additional 36 monthly series.

These series cover Total and Revolving/Non-revolving Consumer Credit.

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