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How Much Do Oil Prices Affect Inflation?

This Economic Synopses essay puzzles over the effects of oil prices: large monthly or quarterly oil price changes predict very small changes in the CPI, but daily oil prices predict large changes in breakeven inflation.

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FRED Adds 40 Income Series

FRED has added 40 annual income series published by the U.S. Census. These include a combination of real and nominal, mean and median, and personal and family income data at the Census region and national levels.

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New on FRASER: Economic History from the BLS

FRASER has added Bulletins of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Nos. 300-499 from 1923-1929, including an explanation of how labor statistics are computed, an examination of Chinese migration in the U.S., and labor organizations in Chile.

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New on FRASER: Cleveland Fed’s Economic Trends

FRASER has added the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Economic Trends, which examines regional economic issues for the 4th District, from 2007-2012.

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FRED Adds 1,523 World Development Indicators

FRED has just added 1,523 more world development indicators from the World Bank. These annual, country-level series include the ratio of female-to-male enrollment (primary, secondary, and tertiary schools), secure internet servers, mobile cellular subscriptions, GINI index, and population (ages 0 to 14 and 15 to 64).

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China’s Humble Path to Superpower Status

“The Making of an Economic Superpower―Unlocking China’s Secret of Rapid Industrialization” offers a view of economic success that challenges conventional ideas about growth and the Industrial Revolution itself.

 

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FRASER needs your help!

Please take our very short survey and tell us what you think about FRASER. We’d love to hear how you use it, what you like, and what you’d like to see. Your feedback will help us build a better FRASER for you.

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“Draw” on Your FRED Graphs

FRED now offers the option to “draw” a straight line (from one data point to another) in your graphs. For more information, see the latest FRED FAQ.

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FRED Adds 31 Transportation Series

FRED has added 31 monthly series related to air carrier enplanements, passenger miles, rail freight carloads, and other valuable transportation indicators from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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FRED Adds 3,251 SNAP Series

FRED has added Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data for benefits recipients. These data come from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates release from the U.S. Census, including both state-level (102) and county-level (3,149) series.

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