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Negative Interest Rates?

The Fed hasn’t embraced negative rates…at least not yet. But other central banks have. Read up on the recent history.

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The Global Supply Chain

Traditional trade data worked when goods were produced entirely within a nation’s borders. Today’s supply chains are globally complex, so we need value-added trade data for a clearer picture.

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FRED Has a New Search

We’re pleased to announce FRED has just launched a new search. The search uses new technology, which makes the content load much faster. Many series also contain deeper descriptions to improve your understanding of the data.

In the search results, we’re collapsing other formats of the series and sorting the list in a consistent order: by frequency, units, and seasonality.

You’ll notice a green banner at the bottom of the page. From there, users can access the old search interface (for a limited time) to ease the transition. This option is accompanied by a very brief survey to help us better understand user preferences.

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The Future of Housing

New research looks at the currently low level of housing permits, which may provide insight into the future of the housing market.

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FRED Adds CO2 Emissions Data for the U.S.

FRED has added 4,965 data series on energy-related CO2 emissions from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The term energy-related CO2 emissions refers to emissions released at the location where fossil fuels are consumed. The release tables allow users to examine emission levels by fuel type, sector, and state.

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FRED Expands Data on County Population Estimates by Race and Ethnicity

FRED has nearly 50,000 demographic estimates that come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and represent population estimates for 25 race and ethnicity categories for 3,141 U.S. counties or county-equivalents.

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Classic Cars on the Road

American car owners are replacing their vehicles less frequently. Learn how that could affect auto manufacturing employment.

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FRED Adds Seasonal Factors for Domestic Auto and Truck Production

FRED has added 7 new series from the Board of Governors: three regular seasonal factors, three weekday-basis seasonal factors, and the number of production days by month. These seasonal factors are intended for use with certain motor vehicle assembly data found in Table 3 of the G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization release. Note: These are not seasonally adjusted data per se, but factors that can be used to calculate the adjusted data, which the Board describes here.

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