FRED has added 56 monthly series from the DHI Hiring Indicators published by DHI Group, Inc. There are 52 series that fit into two major sections of this release, the recruiting intensity and vacancy duration. Both of these indicators are broken down by industry, region, and number of employees. The recruiting intensity index quantifies the effective intensity of recruiting efforts per vacancy by employers with vacant job positions. The vacancy duration measure quantifies the average number of working days taken to fill vacant job positions. Other indicators in the release includes: quits rate, rescaled quits rate, vacancy to unemployment ratio, and vacancy to short-term unemployment ratio.
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These 2,402 annual series from the Federal Housing Finance Agency include county-level house price indexes. The house price index is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices.
The latest issue covers 2009’s Recovery & Reinvestment Act, household debt, China, and Korea.
FRED has reestablished an update of Moody’s Aaa and Baa corporate bond yields. These series are constructed by Moody’s from bonds with maturities of 20 years and above.
A webpage devoted to the latest research, data, and commentary on the job market.
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These 3,143 county-level series measure the percentage of a racial group’s population in a county who would have to move Census tracts for each tract in that county to have the same percentage of that group as the whole county. Jahn, Schmid and Schra originally developed this process of measuring racial equalization in 1947. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides the composite county- and tract-level data.
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