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Attention Forecasters

Join FREDcast, our econ forecasting game. Need more details?

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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the December 2016 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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China Is Consuming More Services

From Economic Synopses: Read how Chinese tourists have affected that nation’s balance of payments.

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Who Is Robert L. Owen?

Senator Robert L. Owen was a creator of the Federal Reserve Act, and FRASER has his papers.

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FRED Adds Economic Activity Indexes

FRED has added 17 monthly metro area economic condition indexes based on the work of Maria A. Arias, Charles S. Gascon, and David E. Rapach. These indexes highlight differences in business cycles across U.S. metropolitan statistical areas.

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FRED Adds Tax Data

FRED has added 181 annual series published by the Internal Revenue Service. The data, taken from historical tables, provide information on the number of individual income tax returns, the highest and lowest tax brackets, and estimates on selected exemptions, income, credits, and payments.

 

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Read the Latest Review

Review offers analysis on unemployment duration, deriving Nowcasts from news, business partnerships, and optimal tax policy.

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U.S. Bonds

From Economic Synopses: Foreign demand for U.S. Treasuries may be crucial in keeping a cap on U.S. borrowing costs.

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FRED Adds Net County Migration Data

These 3143 series on net county migration come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. To build this data set, the American Community Survey asked members of households whether they lived in the same residence 1 year ago. For those who lived in a different residence, the survey collected information on their previous residence. Each positive (negative) observation represents the total number of people who have moved in (moved out) of the county for the observation period.

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Trade

Page One Economics explains the often-misunderstood trade deficit.

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