Tag: Federal Reserve

Quits vs. layoffs in recessions and pandemics

The FRED graph above compares job separations and hires in the U.S. economy. Usually there are more hires than separations;…

Comparing price growth for homes and stock shares

The FRED Blog has discussed how stock market fluctuations don’t accurately reflect overall economic conditions in the U.S. Today, we…

In poor countries, no richer but living longer? : World Bank data on life expectancy and GDP in low-income vs. high-income countries

The World Bank has many data series that allow comparisons among countries over time, and today’s FRED graph reveals some…

Workers with a disability : A closer look at disability in the U.S. civilian labor force

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago. The FRED Blog has used data from…

How COVID shocked state and local revenue : BEA data track the ups and downs of federal grants-in-aid and local tax revenue

State and local governments receive two major sources of revenue: transfers from the federal government and their own tax receipts….

A new measure of economic health : New FRED data decomposes the evolution of monthly GDP

FRED just added a new family of data that can help us get a read on the U.S. economy. The…

Who’s online? Mapping Internet use around the world : World Bank data on national income and Internet use

View on GeoFRED® The FRED Blog has looked at the speed of Internet adoption in a few countries: the U.S.,…

The growing consumer appetite for fresh fruits : Farm fresh FRED data at your fingertips

The FRED Blog makes every attempt to offer right-off-the-vine FRED data, from the prices paid by consumers for strawberries, grapes,…

FRED at 30: Growth in series and users

Every April, the FRED Blog dons its party hat and celebrates FRED’s birthday. This year, FRED turns the big 3-0….

Consumer spending on milk and cookies : Enjoy some comforting FRED expenditures data

The FRED Blog has looked at consumer comforts before: the seasonal increases in electricity use for cozy heating and cooling and…