Author: RealEstate

From PPI to CPI

The consumer price index (CPI) measures the cost of a fixed bundle of consumer goods relative to the cost of…

ALFRED at 15: Archiving FRED data since 2006

You know FRED, but do you know ALFRED? ALFRED is ArchivaL FRED, which is pretty much what it sounds like:…

Employment in the information industry : Large growth in producing, storing, and searching for information online

For nearly 30 years, FRED has served the public’s information needs. And the FRED Blog has discussed the rise of…

FRED adds interplanetary data

FRED pushes the boundaries of data availability. It currently boasts close to 800,000 times series, including international data that are…

Upheaval in the U.S. housing market : Tracking higher prices and lower supply state by state

View on GeoFRED® In 2020, being confined at home—say, with children or new work requirements—may have changed people’s housing preferences….

Amant’s Floor Care Celebrates Over 50 Years of Business

Amant’s Floor Care celebrates 50 years of business and voted as one of the Best Carpet Cleaning in St. Louis…

Are we expecting too much inflation? : CPI vs. University of Michigan’s survey of consumers’ inflation expectations

This FRED graph compares expected inflation and actual inflation. In recent years, expectations (in red) have been consistently above realizations…

A downturn in travel of pandemic proportions : The latest data on miles traveled by air, rail, and road

It’s not news to say that people in modern economies travel. For work, school, or pleasure. For a few hours,…

Data on the “luck” of the Irish : Tracking Ireland’s house prices, GDP, and unemployment

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, which honors the patron saint of Ireland. Many in the United States (with or without…

Long-term trends in car and light truck sales

The FRED graph above tracks vehicle sales in the United States since 1976. Despite a substantial increase in population, the…