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 divisions, states, and counties as well as metropolitan areas. The data are based on the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is the household survey used to calculate the national unemployment rate.
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 large), and charter (domestic or foreign).
The FRED Blog looks at the distribution of wage income.
Like rolling a 6-sided die and having a 7 come up… This 3-part essay examines the lingering effects of the Financial Crisis and how we now think about risk.
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 the most current national information available for government tax collections. The data are also available in release tables.
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 estimates of the prices paid for specific goods in a given month, while the CPI tracks price changes. The data are also available in release tables.
Central banks have purchased long-term bonds to lower long-term yields, but the Bank of Japan has taken it to epic proportions.
A recent Review article by Kevin L. Kliesen, Brian Levine, and Christopher J. Waller analyzes the impact of Fed communications on key financial market variables.
Are firms too attached to bonds? Read about it on the FRED Blog.
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 (top 1, next 9, next 40, and bottom 50).