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What is FRED?

Defining FRED

What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of hundreds of thousands of economic data time series from scores of national, international, public, and private sources. FRED, created and maintained by the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Example of data sets include unemployment rates, consumer price index (CPI), inflation rates.

FRED provides the United States Economic data and forecasts. Note that data is always current, using early release data and re-calibrated yearly. FRED offers data and forecasting information from indicators:

  1. Labor Markets
  2. Inflation
  3. GDP Breakdown
  4. Financial Market


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