FRED has just added 30 quarterly and annual series on hours worked. These series, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, include both wage earners and salaried workers and are divided into sectors.
The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the June 2015 vintage. This database, designed for the empirical analysis of “big data,” is described in detail in a St. Louis Fed working paper by Michael W. McCracken and Serena Ng.
FRED has just added 168 series from the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey and 64 series from the Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. These releases include diffusion indexes and the survey results used to construct those diffusion indexes.
FRED has just added two monthly series on the historical changes in the federal minimum wage for farm and nonfarm employees. These data are published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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FRED has just added 714 quarterly series corresponding to 14 different measures of labor underutilization, each of which is subdivided by state. These data are published in the Current Population Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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FRASER has added the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s working papers—preliminary research conducted by the economists of the 4th District—from 1981-1995.