Category: Federal Reserve

Not much of a description is needed for this category. It is the Federal Reserve Board who controls money and interest rates in the nation.

26
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

Employment losses are largest for the least educated

The FRED Blog has discussed how unemployment rates are inversely related to educational attainment and how they…

22
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

The state of the economy, weekly

Measuring the condition of an economy isn’t easy. The most reliable indicators are computed and released only…

19
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

Renewables have increased the capacity for electricity production : So, capacity utilization has decreased

As we’ve discussed in a previous post, electricity production has outpaced sales. That suggests a growing number…

15
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

The unemployment benefits of the CARES Act : Expanding the definition of unemployed

If you’ve visited this blog before, you may have come across the official definition of unemployed: One…

08
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

Last hired, first fired? Employment losses across age groups : Trends in 30 years of BLS employment data

The COVID-19-related recession has been especially brutal, and its effects have been unevenly distributed. One example of…

05
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

Most unemployment measures are declining… : …while long-term unemployment is still rising

Many of us follow the unemployment rate closely, even more so since the pandemic began. But there…

04
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

Unemployment rates by country during COVID-19 : Considering differences in pandemic-related policies

In a previous post, we mapped unemployment claims for U.S. states during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we…

04
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

What are the odds? Prices differ between hotels and casino hotels

The FRED Blog recently discussed the large reductions in travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we…

04
Oct
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

How much commuting time are we saving by working from home? : A back-of-the-envelope calculation of pandemic-related changes

The FRED Blog has looked at the wide range of commuting times across U.S. cities and counties,…

21
Sep
2020
Posted in Federal Reserve

The Fed’s balance sheet : Assets and liabilities of the Federal Reserve Banks

A graph is an excellent way to visualize economic data, and FRED gives you the power to…