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FRED Adds Japan’s National Accounts

FRED has added 14 quarterly national accounts series published by the Cabinet Office of Japan. These series consist of estimates of real GDP and its main components.

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FRED Adds County Homeownership Rate Data

These 3143 series on county homeownership rates come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The homeownership rate is computed by dividing the number of households who own their residence by the total number of occupied housing units.

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FRED Adds Corporate Bonds

FRED has added 204 monthly series on corporate bond yield curves based on methodology developed by the U.S. Treasury. These high-quality market (HQM) yields are used to discount future pension liabilities as required by the Pension Protection Act. The HQM … Continue reading

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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the December 2016 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 Adds Economic Activity Indexes

FRED has added 17 monthly metro area economic condition indexes based on the work of Maria A. Arias, Charles S. Gascon, and David E. Rapach. These indexes highlight differences in business cycles across U.S. metropolitan statistical areas.

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FRED Adds Tax Data

FRED has added 181 annual series published by the Internal Revenue Service. The data, taken from historical tables, provide information on the number of individual income tax returns, the highest and lowest tax brackets, and estimates on selected exemptions, income, … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Net County Migration Data

These 3143 series on net county migration come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. To build this data set, the American Community Survey asked members of households whether they lived in the same residence 1 year ago. For those … Continue reading

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State Street Inflation Data To Be Removed from FRED

FRED will no longer include data from State Street: On November 10, 2016, their PriceStats Inflation Series 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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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the December 2016 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 Adds Households and Families Data

These 13 annual series on households and families come from the Families and Living Arrangements dataset produced by the U.S. Census. This dataset is based on the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) and is weighted according to population. FRED … Continue reading

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