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FRED Adds 50 Minimum Wage Series

 

FRED has added 50 annual minimum wage series published by the U. S. Department of Labor. The data cover the federal minimum wage and the minimum wages of 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 4 U.S. territories from the year 1968 to the present. The information in FRED also includes specific legislative justifications and identifies points in time when no state or other minimum wage has existed.

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FRED Moved Uptown

You can now visit FRED at https://fred.stlouisfed.org. Take a brief tour of its new forms and functions.

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 1

FRED has moved into fancy new digs. Take a tour!

FRED has moved to https://fred.stlouisfed.org. Don’t worry, though: All your old links will find FRED’s new place. As you enter, the first thing you’ll notice is FRED’s bold and beautiful graph.

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By popular demand, the information about the graph, such as the last observation and units, now updates with changes to the graph.

Speaking of editing the graph, all of the controls for modifying or sharing the graph are found by clicking the “Edit Graph” button. Clicking the button causes a panel to slide out from the left. Changes to the graph can be made while viewing the graph. You can even mouse-over the graph to see the latest values or change the date range without closing the panel.

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Another new feature is the ability to share a graph with an automatically updating time range. Click the share icon on the slide-out panel, select the type of link you want, and select how you want the graph to update.

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Now if you’ll just follow me to the bottom of the page, you’ll notice our related content. As we make our way to the related content, we’ll pass our new Notes section, which is a handy place to find a link to the source of the data. We’ve added thousands of items of related content to make it easier for you to find the right data, economic education activity, or scholarly document.

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Also under Related Content, we have links to categories, more data from the source, and release tables.

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We’ve had release tables for a while now, but maybe you’re unfamiliar with them. Basically, they give you access to the data in a release-type format similar to what you would find at the source.

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Well, that concludes our tour of FRED’s stylish new digs. We hope you love the new place as much as we loved creating it. Drop us a line to let us know what you think.
@stlouisfed | fred@stlouisfed.org

 

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Institute for Supply Management Data To Be Removed from FRED

On June 24, FRED will no longer include data from the Institute for Supply Management. All 22 series from the Manufacturing ISM Report on Business and the Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business will be deleted from the FRED database, Excel Add-in, mobile apps, APIs, and all other FRED services.

Custom links to these series or custom graphs that contain these series may be broken or may return unexpected results. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you continue to find value in our free data services.

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FRED Adds 49 GDPNow Series

FRED has just added 49 quarterly series from the GDPNow release from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which provides a “nowcast” of the official GDP estimate prior to its release. The GDPNow headline series forecasts real GDP growth by aggregating 13 GDP subcomponents using chain-weighting methodology, 24 series are contributions to the percent change in GDPNow, and 24 series are subcomponents of the nowcast.

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FRED-MD Has Been Updated

The FRED monthly database for macroeconomic research (FRED-MD) now includes the May 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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FRED Adds 40 Series Related to Interest Rates

FRED has just added 40 daily interest rate-related series from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. These indicators explain the movement of long-term interest rates and evaluate the behavior of long-term yields, distant-horizon forward rates, and term premiums.

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China’s Reserves

Economic Synopses looks at China’s supply of foreign reserves and potential effects on the U.S. economy.

Posted in Publications Announcements, Research Announcements, Top Story 5

On Fiscal Policy

Economic Synopses describes why deficits are expected to persist and debt is projected to grow.

Posted in Publications Announcements, Research Announcements, Research Announcements On FRED, Top Story 4

FRED’s New Look

New FRED design launches in June. Be among the first to see it! GDP never looked so good!

Posted in Research Announcements, Top Story 1

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