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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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FRED Adds Federal Reserve Weekly Balance Sheet Records Since 1914

FRED has added about 120 series on weekly historical balance sheet records for the Federal Reserve System, starting in 1914 and spanning through April 2018. These series were digitized by Cecilia Bao, Justin Chen, Nicholas Fries, Andrew Gibson, Emma Paine, and … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Consumer Expenditure Surveys from Bureau of Labor Statistics

FRED has added about 18,500 new series from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) program. The CE program provides data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers in the United States, which are primarily used to … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Weekly Report on Pandemic Claims

FRED has added 159 new series from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s weekly report on pandemic claims.  These state-level data include initial claims for unemployment assistance for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (including those workers … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Monthly State Retail Sales from Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has released an experimental data product featuring modeled state-level retail sales. The Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) report is a blended data product that combines monthly retail trade survey data, administrative data, and third-party data. Users … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Job Posting Trends Data from Indeed

FRED has added 118 new series from Indeed, which calculates trends in job postings on Indeed for the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the U.K. For the U.S., indices are calculated for states, for the largest metro areas by … Continue reading

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Consolidation of the Board of Governors H.3 and H.6 Statistical Releases

The Board of Governors discontinued the H.3 statistical release “Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base” on September 17, 2020. As a result of the elimination of reserve requirements for all depository institutions (effective March 26, 2020), many of … Continue reading

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Changes to Atlanta Fed’s Survey of Business Uncertainty

The methodology behind the Atlanta Fed / Chicago Booth / Stanford Survey of Business Uncertainty (SBU) was revised by the source in August 2020: Changes were made to the panel design, the survey questions asked, and the series produced. Because … Continue reading

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FRED Will Discontinue Weekly and Monthly Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities

FRED will no longer update weekly or monthly Treasury inflation-indexed securities data. Instead, these series will be replaced with their equivalent daily series. This change affects 11 weekly and 5 monthly series, listed in the table below. If you want … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices

FRED has added 17 new series from the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI). Calculated from actual locked rates with consumers across more than one-third of all mortgage transactions closed nationwide, OBMMI provides multiple mortgage pricing indices developed around the … Continue reading

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