Release tables…? API…? Tell me more!
Did you know that FRED has release tables? These detailed lists are great for learning how series are constructed. For example, Table 1.1.6 here shows the components of real GDP:
Links to release tables appear at the bottom of series pages. You can also see a list of them on the main release page. Not all series have release tables yet, but we’re working to make sure every series is connected to at least one release table. So, check back often.
Did you also know that FRED has added release tables to the API? What does that mean, you ask? Well, if you’re building an application and want to pull in the data or the structure of the release table programmatically, we’ve made it easy for you. Learn more here.