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FRED Announcements

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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FRED Adds Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue

FRED has added 1,398 quarterly series on state and local government tax revenue at a national level as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. This quarterly summary, which has been published by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1962, is … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Average Price Data

FRED has added 1,479 monthly series on the average prices of household fuel, motor fuel, and food items.The data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and accompany the release of the CPI. However, unlike the CPI, average prices are … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Wealth Distribution Data

FRED has added 216 quarterly series on the distribution of U.S. household wealth from the Distributional Financial Accounts release from the Board of Governors. The data are broken down by item in the Financial Accounts wealth table and percentile bracket … Continue reading

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