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FRED Adds County-Level Data on Income Inequality

These 3,140 series are calculated from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. For each series, the 20:20 ratio is used to determine the level of inequality in a county. The 20:20 ratio is the ratio of the mean income for the highest quintile (top 20 percent) of earners divided by the mean income of the lowest quintile (bottom 20 percent) of earners for a particular geographical area.

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FRED Adds Data on Burdened Households

These 3,143 county-level series come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. A household is considered burdened if 30 percent of a household’s income is spent on rent or mortgage expenses.

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FRED Adds Gold Reserve Data

FRED has added 16 monthly series on gold owned by the federal government as published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Status Report of U.S. Government Gold Reserve summarizes holdings of gold by various facilities; gold coins and bullion on display at Federal Reserve Banks and in the vault at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and gold held by U.S. Mint facilities.

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FRED Adds Data on Single-Parent Households with Children

These 3,143 county-level series come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. These data represent single-parent households with their own children who are younger than 18 years of age as a percentage of total households with children younger than 18 years of age.

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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the February 2017 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 Reported Crime Data

The FBI collects these 2,902 county-level series through their Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The data are presented as the combined violent and property crime offenses as reported by county law enforcement agencies.

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FRED Adds Subprime Credit Score Data

These 3,141 series on credit quality come from Equifax. The data are calculated as the percentage of a population sample with a credit score below 660. Counties with fewer than 20 people in the sample are not reported (for privacy reasons).

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FRED Adds Data on Disconnected Youth

These 3,142 county-level series come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The disconnected youth rate represents the percentage of youth between the ages of 16 and 19 who are not enrolled in school and who are unemployed or not in the labor force.

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FRED Expands Educational Attainment Release

These 3,143 county-level series come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The data represent the level of county residents over the age of 25 who have completed an associate’s degree or higher.

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