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You may have heard of FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s signature economic database. But have you heard of ALFRED? Here’s all you need to know: ow.ly/qS2L50FXquo
Movements in “sticky prices”— items that show low price volatility—may indicate that recent swings in U.S. headline inflation are only temporary ow.ly/mI1150FXqii
Expanded #unemployment programs likely slowed the decline in jobless claims during the pandemic recovery, according to a new analysis ow.ly/l4Yy50FXqjE
Median sales price of new houses sold in the U.S. rose to 390,500 in July after falling to 370,200 the previous month ow.ly/bSo850FXqgT
New single-family home sales rose 1% in July to a seasonally adjusted 708,000; 27.2% below the year-ago estimate of 972,000 ow.ly/9ElB50FXqf8
Average U.S. fuel prices per gallon decline in the week ended Aug. 23, with diesel at $3.32 and gasoline at $3.15 ow.ly/eemw50FXqcG
Examining “sticky prices”—prices of items that show low volatility—may provide insight into recent U.S. CPI inflation ow.ly/Oz9q50FXcGs
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects on everything from consumer spending to personal savings—including tourism ow.ly/s2c450FWC4M
You may have heard of FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s signature economic database. But have you heard of ALFRED? Here’s all you need to know: ow.ly/lqrm50FWCMO
The FRED Blog tracks data for the past 20 years to show U.S. rent inflation of 85%, compared with overall inflation of 55%. What’s been the trend by region? ow.ly/AcDO50FWC3Z
Daily trade-weighted U.S. dollar index climbs to 106.1—its highest level since November 2020 (January 2006=100) ow.ly/oaLj50FWCWV
Are more Americans starting to think about traveling now that some of the pandemic’s worst effects have subsided? It depends ow.ly/d3L250FWCqs
From the FRED Blog: Average rent in U.S. cities has risen by 85% in the past 20 years. That's 30 percentage points above overall inflation of 55% for the same period ow.ly/5sKK50FWCqN
Data releases this week include new home sales on Tuesday, durable goods on Wednesday, and personal income and outlays on Friday. See FRED’s calendar for more: ow.ly/vtyK50FWz2U
The two states with the highest annual rates of labor productivity growth in 2020 were Hawaii and Nevada, at 8.5% and 8.0%, respectively. The least productive states were Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Dakota and Idaho, ranging from -0.7% to -2.5% ow.ly/TE0D50FWAFk
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects on everything from consumer spending to personal savings—including tourism ow.ly/MCmN50FWADU
The FRED Blog tracks data for the past 20 years to show U.S. rent inflation of 85%, compared with overall inflation of 55%. What’s been the trend by region? ow.ly/eScp50FWACh
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has been linked to future wage growth. How has this job switching rate behaved during the COVID-19 recession and its aftermath? ow.ly/IO4O50FWvKf
“Pursuing a career in economics or getting a Ph.D. as a woman is something that’s possible,” says Praew Grittayaphong, @stlouisfed research associate, in the latest episode of our #WomeninEconomics podcast #womeninecon #EconTwitter ow.ly/s1tr50FU7UD
How much access do communities of color have to Community Development Block Grant funds in your metro? Find out through the CIE 2.0’s interactive heat maps. ow.ly/T7rb50FVfPB
In our latest Women in Economics podcast episode, three St. Louis Fed research associates weigh in on what their work is like and what attracted them to careers in economics. #EconTwitter ow.ly/Am5J50FVfCD
Aloha! The FRED Blog maps 2020 data on labor productivity for all U.S. states. Hawaii, the last state to join the Union, recorded the fastest annual growth in labor productivity at 8.5% ow.ly/Vd9U50FVfxO
Privately owned U.S. housing starts fell 7% in July, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.534 million. The prior month’s total was revised higher, to 1.650 million from 1.643 million ow.ly/peac50FVfIo
In July, permits to build privately owned U.S. housing rose 2.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.635 million. Single-family permits fell 1.7%, while permits in the multi-family segments rose more than 11%. See the breakdown in FRED: ow.ly/1dsO50FTJNa
Per @BLS_gov, July unemployment rates were lower in 17 states and the District of Columbia and stable in 33 states. All 50 states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. See FRED for the latest breakdown by state: ow.ly/ZSsx50FVfCS
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has progressed differently during the COVID-19 recession than it did during the Great Recession ow.ly/FUJE50FVfw9
Ever notice how economic data always seem to change? The St. Louis Fed’s ALFRED database allows users to see how data were revised over time ow.ly/TxMP50FVfHh
Weekly jobless claims fall below 350,000 for the first time in the pandemic period: 348,000 workers filed for first-time unemployment insurance benefits in the week ended Aug. 14, down from 377,000 a week earlier ow.ly/r6CT50FVfGY
Eight of the 10 states that saw employment growth in leisure and hospitality of more than 60% from May 2020 to May 2021 were in the Northeast. Which states were they? The FRED Blog has the data ow.ly/FkK450FSaNS
In our latest Women in Economics podcast episode, three St. Louis Fed research associates weigh in on what their work is like and what attracted them to careers in economics. #EconTwitter ow.ly/omox50FVfBS
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has been linked to future wage growth. How has this job switching rate behaved during the COVID-19 recession and its aftermath? ow.ly/4fLD50FVfDx
Average interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages hold relatively steady in the latest week: The 30-year dips to 2.86%, while the 15-year edges up to 2.16% ow.ly/xlEJ50FUuKw
Per EU statistics office #Eurostat, consumer prices in the 19-country euro area were up 2.2% in July from a year earlier. See the long-term trend in FRED: ow.ly/sbA550FTKjX
U.S. industrial production (including output at factories, mines and utilities) was up 0.9% in July and 6.6% from the same time last year ow.ly/AZP950FVfJd
St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index eases to -1.0606 in the week ended Aug. 13, down from -0.8704 a week earlier (0=normal stress). See the long-term trend in FRED: ow.ly/5h8s50FUuKr
Continued jobless claims—representing the total number of Americans receiving aid after an initial week of unemployment benefits—fall by 79,000 to a pandemic-period low of 2.82 million in lagging data for the week ended Aug. 7 ow.ly/J5m350FUuKl
In July, U.S. retail and food services sales decreased 1.1% to $617.7 billion—15.8% higher than the same time a year ago. See FRED for a breakdown of sales by business type: ow.ly/GorN50FSWCm
Level of U.S. commercial paper outstanding—a measure of short-term promissory notes issued mostly by corporations—edges down to $1.138 trillion in the week ended Aug. 18 from $1.142 trillion a week earlier ow.ly/2CWO50FUuJN
From the FRED Blog: Employment growth in the leisure and hospitality industry increased by a state average of 42% in the year ended May 2021. The smallest increase was 20% in Oklahoma, and the largest was 73% in Delaware ow.ly/AvNU50FSaMQ
Aloha! The FRED Blog maps 2020 data on labor productivity for all U.S. states. Hawaii, the last state to join the Union, recorded the fastest annual growth in labor productivity at 8.5% ow.ly/FBzS50FVfwE
Average wealth rebounded sharply for Black, white and Hispanic families in the aftermath of the COVID-19 recession. But the gains in asset values varied greatly among these families ow.ly/AXqN50FVfFY
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has progressed differently during the COVID-19 recession than it did during the Great Recession ow.ly/AGJc50FVfw1
The two states with the highest annual rates of labor productivity growth in 2020 were Hawaii and Nevada, at 8.5% and 8.0%, respectively. The least productive states were Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Dakota and Idaho, ranging from -0.7% to -2.5% ow.ly/iOb150FVfpv
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has been linked to future wage growth. How has this job switching rate behaved during the COVID-19 recession and its aftermath? ow.ly/FnYt50FVfm2
Per @BLS_gov, July unemployment rates were lower in 17 states and the District of Columbia and stable in 33 states. All 50 states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. See FRED for the latest breakdown by state: ow.ly/fEWm50FVfkQ
In our latest Women in Economics podcast episode, three St. Louis Fed research associates weigh in on what their work is like and what attracted them to careers in economics. #EconTwitter ow.ly/iQaI50FVffq
Aloha! The FRED Blog maps 2020 data on labor productivity for all U.S. states. Hawaii, the last state to join the Union, recorded the fastest annual growth in labor productivity at 8.5% ow.ly/fdPr50FVfdZ
E-commerce retail sales totaled $222.5 billion in the three months ending June 2021, an increase of 3.3% from the previous quarter and 9.1% from the year-earlier period ow.ly/CtPJ50FVfEN
The rate at which workers move to new jobs has progressed differently during the COVID-19 recession than it did during the Great Recession ow.ly/OvCm50FV5Yw
Help your high school & college students learn about economics with @stlouisfed’s “Economic Lowdown” videos, which show students how economic principles affect the choices they make each day: stlouisfed.org/education/econ…
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