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FRED Adds 21 FOMC Series

FRED has just added 21 series from the Summary of Economic Projections published by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). These annual projection series relate to the federal funds rate and median forecast values for the federal funds rate, real … Continue reading

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ALFRED and FRED: Closer Than Ever

In a display of brotherly love and/or sibling rivalry, ALFRED has embraced the same interface as his younger brother FRED. Now, if you know how to use FRED to visualize and download the latest data, you know how to use ALFRED to … Continue reading

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FRED Adds 1,143 World Development Indicators

FRED has just added 1,143 world development indicators from the World Bank. These annual, country-level series include the youth unemployment rate, age dependency ratio, crude birth rate, population growth, adolescent fertility rate, and the employment-population ratio.

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Inclement Weather in D.C. Delays Some Data Releases

Federal offices in the Washington, DC, area were closed as of noon, January 22, 2016, because of inclement weather. Data releases affected by the closure include H.15 Selected Interest Rates, Interest Rates Spreads, H.10 Foreign Exchange Rates, G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates, … Continue reading

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FRED Turns 25 This Year!

On April 18, 1991, FRED began service as an electronic bulletin board. Ever since, FRED has expanded and enhanced the free data it provides. (Read more about FRED’s history here.) We’re celebrating this milestone with a small change to the FRED logo.

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FRED Expands Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates Data Set

FRED has added 77,196 annual series from the U.S. Census’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates release. The national-, state-, and county-level data relate to median household income and poverty estimates by age group, including the poverty universes used to construct these estimates.

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FRED: Master 10 Tools in 10 Minutes

  Do you have 10 minutes? If so, you can master 10 FRED tools. This set of lessons is based on an Econ Lowdown activity found here. Let’s get started. 1.  Find Real GDP (Series ID: GDPC1) Real GDP is … Continue reading

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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the December 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.

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FRED-QD: New Beta Version of the Quarterly Database

The FRED quarterly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-QD) now includes the November 2015 vintage. This database, designed for the empirical analysis of “big data,” is a companion to the monthly database (FRED-MD) that is described in detail in a St. Louis Fed working … Continue reading

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FRED Adds 2 Non-Employment Series

FRED has just added 2 non-employment indexes from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. These indicators are alternative measures of the unemployment rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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