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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the August 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 … Continue reading

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FRED Blog’s Smooth Move

The latest data may not always give you the clearest picture. This FRED Blog post uses a moving average to smooth out weekly unemployment insurance claims.

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Financial Engineering Versus Cancer

This Economic Synopses essay discusses whether financial engineering can distribute the pecuniary risk of medical research—and play a role in curing disease.

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The FRED API Needs HTTPS

As of August 18, the FRED API will require HTTPS requests. We recommend that you update the URLs in your code as soon as possible. The FRED API has supported HTTPS since June to allow you time to test your applications … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Labor Productivity Data

FRED has just added 30 quarterly and annual series on hours worked. These series, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, include both wage earners and salaried workers and are divided into sectors.

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FRED Adds Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing Survey Data from the Philly Fed

FRED has just added 168 series from the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey and 64 series from the Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. These releases include diffusion indexes and the survey results used to construct those … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Federal Minimum Wage Data

FRED has just added two monthly series on the historical changes in the federal minimum wage for farm and nonfarm employees. These data are published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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The FRED App Is Smarter, Faster, and Stronger

Enjoy the upgrades to the FRED App: Log in once and you’re fully connected to all the features in your user account. Enjoy better graph customization, tweet a graph with one click, and (with location services) receive economic data for … Continue reading

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FRED Adds Data on Labor Underutilization

FRED has just added 714 quarterly series corresponding to 14 different measures of labor underutilization, each of which is subdivided by state. These data are published in the Current Population Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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…and the many other services of the Research Division of the St. Louis Fed. If you’re a web developer who can help us deliver high-quality data and information and appreciates our mission of public service, consider this open position.

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