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FRED Adds Historical Data on Textile Production in New England Mills

Curious about the textile industry in New England during the early to mid-1800s? FRED has added data on cotton production by yards for 25 different textile mills in New England between 1815 and 1860 and an aggregate series of the … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Data on Gross Domestic Product by County

FRED has added over 37,000 series from the gross domestic product by county release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The current, real, and real growth values comprehensively measure the goods and services produced in a county, parish, or county … Continue reading

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FRED Expands World Uncertainty Index Data

FRED has added 286 new indicators of uncertainty, expanding the World Uncertainty Index portion of the Economic Policy Uncertainty release with indexes for individual countries. These indexes—developed by Hites Ahir (International Monetary Fund), Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University), and Davide Furceri … Continue reading

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FRED Expands Economic Policy Uncertainty Data

FRED has added 78 new indicators of policy uncertainty for the U.S. and the world, expanding the offerings from the Economic Policy Uncertainty release. The series added include a variety of news-based indexes of uncertainty around overall economic and trade … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Sahm Rule Recession Indicators

FRED has added both the current and real-time Sahm Rule recession indicators, created by Claudia Sahm as part of a policy proposal for the book “Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy.” The Sahm Rule identifies signals related … Continue reading

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Russell Data To Be Removed from FRED

On October 4, 2019, FRED will no longer include data from the FTSE Russell. All 36 series from the Russell Indexes will be deleted from the FRED database, Excel Add-in, mobile apps, APIs, and all other FRED services. Custom links to these series or … Continue reading

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New to FRED: International Data on Refugee and Migrant Populations

FRED has added over 400 series on the refugee population and international migrant stock from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than the one they live in, … Continue reading

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FRED Expands Federal Reserve Bank Balance Data

FRED has added over 440 data series from the Board of Governors’ H.4.1 statistical release Factors Affecting Reserve Balances. The release tables provide a detailed view of the reserve balances of U.S. depository institutions, the condition statements of each Federal … Continue reading

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FRED Expands Its Local Unemployment Data

FRED has added over 18,500 series from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): monthly and annual-average estimates of civilian labor force, employed people, unemployed people, and unemployment rates for all census regions and … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Banking Assets and Liabilities Data

FRED has added over 500 data series from the Board of Governors’ H.8 statistical release Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States. Use the release table to easily choose between frequencies (weekly to annual), size (small or … Continue reading

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