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U.S. Economy

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Economic Data

Trimmed Mean PCE

The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate is an alternative measure of core inflation in the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE).

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Weekly Economic Index

The WEI is an index of 10 daily and weekly indicators of real economic activity, scaled to align with the four-quarter GDP growth rate.

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Market Value of U.S. Government Debt

Par and market values are reported for gross federal debt, privately held gross federal debt and marketable Treasury debt.

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U.S. Economy Charts

Monthly set of charts on U.S. economic activity, wages and prices and financial-sector developments

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Working Papers and Research

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Explore the National Economy

Tax, transfer programs explain why Western Europeans work less than Americans

Western Europe differs from the United States not only in consumption tax, income tax and social security systems but also in the total factor productivity—a measure of productivity—for market production in which most European countries are low.

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Texas electrical grid remains vulnerable to extreme weather events

New regulations, weatherization standards and operational changes have addressed many shortcomings, but some critical gaps persist.

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