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FRED Adds Index of Global Real Economic Activity

This index from the Dallas Fed, developed by Lutz Kilian, measures global real economic activity in industrial commodity markets. This business-cycle index is expressed in percent deviations from trend. It is derived from a panel of dollar-denominated global bulk dry … Continue reading

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FRED Adds U.S. Patent Data

FRED has added two releases from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with over 4,000 series on patents granted in the U.S. The first release, U.S. Granted Utility Patents by Counties and CBSAs, has U.S. granted utility patents … Continue reading

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FRED Adds New National Rate Cap Series

These 53 series represent the changes that the FDIC implemented after redefining the “national rate” as follows: the average of rates paid by all insured depository institutions and credit unions for which data are available, with rates weighted by each … Continue reading

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FRED and ALFRED Celebrate New Milestones!

We’re pleased to announce that FRED is celebrating 30 years as a trusted leader in providing economic data! And archival FRED (ALFRED) is celebrating 15 years of storing real-time vintages of FRED data! The invitation list for this celebration includes … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Key European Central Bank Interest Rates

FRED has added three new series: the key interest rates set by the Governing Council of the ECB for the euro area. These interest rates include: The deposit facility rate, which banks may use to make overnight deposits with the Eurosystem. … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Data from the FDIC’s QBP

FRED has added 153 series from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Quarterly Banking Profile (QBP). The QBP provides the earliest comprehensive summary of financial results for all FDIC-insured institutions. These series provide quarterly aggregate U.S. data since 1984. Also, the … Continue reading

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FRED Adds SOFR Averages and Index

These four series are an extension of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). The SOFR averages are compounded averages of the SOFR over rolling 30-, 90-, and 180-calendar-day periods. The SOFR Index measures the cumulative impact of compounding the SOFR … Continue reading

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FRED Updates Money Stock Measures (H.6), Discontinues Money Zero Maturity

The Board of Governors has made several changes to the H.6 statistical release, “Money Stock Measures,” to reflect changes announced on December 17, 2020.  As of February 23, 2021, the H.6 statistical release is published at a monthly frequency, on … Continue reading

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FRED Revises and Expands Indeed Hiring Data

FRED has expanded job posting data from Indeed. The release now features trends in job postings for France and several new metro areas in the U.S. Indeed has discontinued wage-tier posting data, and these data will no longer be updated … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Monthly Business Formation Statistics Data

The U.S. Census Bureau has updated their Business Formation Statistics (BFS) release, and FRED now includes new monthly data starting in July 2004 (including new data for U.S. Census regions and national data by two-digit NAICS codes). Quarterly data have … Continue reading

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