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Moody’s Corporate Bond Yields Restored in FRED

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.

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Employment Research

A webpage devoted to the latest research, data, and commentary on the job market.

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Adding Injury to Insult

From Economic Synopses: Counties with high unemployment also have high rates of disability.

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FRED Adds County Racial Dissimilarity Data

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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The Ingredients of Productivity

Page One Economics: Economic growth comes from “better recipes, not more cooking.”

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China Defends the Yuan

Economic Synopses: China’s fighting speculative pressure to devalue the yuan.

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FRED Adds Data on Preventable Hospital Admissions

These 3,139 county-level series come from the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare. The Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare calculates the preventable hospital admissions rate by dividing the number of discharges of ambulatory care sensitive conditions per 1,000 medicare enrollees.

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FRED Adds County Poverty Data

These 3,143 county-level series come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Each series represents the percentage of the population in a county who live below the federal poverty line.

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FRED Adds Mean Commuting Time Data

These 3,143 series on commute time are calculated from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Each series is calculated by dividing the aggregate travel time to work for all workers by the total number of workers, 16-years of age and older, who commute.

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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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