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U.S. Economy

Analyzing the Business Economic Outlook in the United States
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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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Mobility and Engagement Index

The MEI summarizes the information in seven different variables based on geolocation data collected from a large sample of mobile devices to gain insight into the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Working Papers and Research

Research Working Papers

U.S. Economic Activity During the Early Weeks of the SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak

This paper describes a weekly economic index (WEI) developed to track the rapid economic developments associated with the response to the novel Coronavirus in the United States.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Demand for Density: Evidence from the U.S. Housing Market

This paper shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has re-introduced disease transmission as a dispersion force in modern cities.

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Work from Home After the COVID-19 Outbreak

Based on rich novel survey data, we document that 35.2 percent of the U.S. workforce worked entirely from home in May 2020, up from 8.2 percent in February.

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Inflation

A New View of the Relationship Between Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices and Inflation Expectations

It has been considered self-evident until recently that oil prices drive inflation expectations, but new evidence calls into question this conclusion.

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Dallas Fed Economics

Economic analysis and insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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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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Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update

This monthly update provides an in-depth analysis of the latest personal consumption expenditures (PCE) inflation data.

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