Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #100, February 17, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy: "The Small Business Economy, 2008: Report to the President," (February 2009, .pdf format, 366p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/sb_econ2008.pdf

2. National Science Foundation InfoBrief: "FY 2008 Data Show Downward Trend in Federal R&D Funding" (NSF 09-309, January 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf09309/?govDel=USNSF_178

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Feb. 11-17, 2009 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

Eurostats Periodical: Statistics In Focus (Nos. 5/2009, 10/2009).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=2173,49287715&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ci=1130657,0

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Feb. 11, 2008-Feb. 17, 2009 (No. 09-47 to 09-48, 09-52 to 09-56).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2009&e_year=2009&brtype=defaul

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Australia:

Department of Parliamentary Services Report: "Home ownership in Australia-data and trends," by Tony Kryger (Research Paper No. 21, February 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rp/2008-09/09rp21.pdf

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Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Federal Statistics Office Report: "HBS 2007-The BiH Household Budget Survey-Final Results (February 2009, .pdf format, 103p.).

http://www.fzs.ba/Anketa/Publikacija%20hbs07%20Eng%20final.pdf

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Bulgaria:

National Statistical Institute Tables:

A. "Economic Accounts for Agriculture: Second Estimation on Final Output For 2008 at Basic Prices" (February 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/Accounts2e08.htm

B. "Foreign Trade: Exports and Imports for 2008" (February 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/ImpExp1208.htm

C. "Consumer Price Index Series by Months, May 1990-January 2009" (February 2009).

http://www.nsi.bg/ZActual_e/CPIrev.htm

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark StatBank Denmark Updates: "ANI2: Livestock products ex producer (year) by index type" (February 2009).

http://www.statbank.dk/ANI2

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Industrial structure of enterprises in 2007 according to TOL 2008 classification" (Feb. 10, 2009).

http://www.stat.fi/til/syr/2007/02/syr_2007_02_2009-02-10_tie_001_en.html

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Guyana:

Bureau of Statistics Report: "National Accounts Data" (February 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/nataccts.html#naccts

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Hungary:

Statistical Office First Release: "Construction, January-December 2008" (Feb. 17, 2009).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/epi/eepi20812.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Output Input and Income in Agriculture 2008-Preliminary estimate" (February 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/agriculture/current/oiiprel.pdf

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Indonesia:

Statistics Indonesia News Release: "Economic Growth of Indonesia in 2008" (Feb. 16, 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.bps.go.id/releases/files/eng-pdb-16feb09.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Tourism 2007" (February 2009, .pdf format, 205p., with ancillary information in Microsoft Word format, and tables in compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format). The report is in Hebrew and English.

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page_eng.html?publ=59&CYear=2007&CMonth=1

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Japan:

Statistics Bureau News Release: "Family Income and Expenditure Survey: 2008 Yearly Average" (Feb. 13, 2009).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/156n.htm

"Total households--2008 Yearly Average" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/sousetai/es08.htm

"One-person households--2008 Yearly Average" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/tanshin/et08.htm

"Survey of Household Economy" (Items Related To Expenditure)(December 2008 and The Fourth Quarter of 2008 and 2008 Yearly Average) / (Items Related To Information Technology(IT))(The Fourth Quarter of 2008 and 2008 Yearly Average)" (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/joukyou/12.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News ReleaseS. Note: if the news releases are in Latvian, click on the "EN" tab near the top right side of the page for English versions:

A. "Foreign trade of Latvia in 2008" (Feb. 13, 2009).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=02.2009&cc_cat=251&id=8571

B. "On sown area under principal agricultural crops, production and average yield in 2008" (Feb. 16, 2009).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=02.2009&cc_cat=251&id=8572

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Feb. 11-17, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Feb. 11-Feb. 17, 2009).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Compendium: Statistical yearbook of agriculture and rural areas, 2008 (February 2009, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 483p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_4127_ENG_HTML.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical: Monthly Statistical Bulletin - No. 12 (February 2009, .pdf format, 199p.). The periodical is in Romanian and English.

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/index.en.do

Click on the title page icon under the title for link to full text.

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Slovakia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Development of foreign trade in December and in 2008" (Feb. 11, 2009).

http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=15940

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Craft enterprises, Slovenia, 2007," by Janez Meznarec (Feb. 16, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2129

B. "Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, December 2008 and year 2008," by Aladar Belec and Ales Stele (Feb. 13, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2161

C. "Road infrastructure, detailed data, Slovenia, 2007," by Mojca Zlobec (Feb. 12, 2009).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=2155

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Agricultural Census (Census of Commercial Agriculture--Preliminary), 2007" (February 2009, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P1101&SCH=4329

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Spain:

National Statistical Institute Report: "Unpaid Bills of Exchange: December and Annual summary 2008 (February 2009, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft30%2Fp147&file=inebase&L=1

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Tables: The SSC has released several tables covering various aspects of the economy that cover the year 2008. The tables can be found under the dates Feb. 12--Feb. 17, 2009.

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/Noviny/new_e.html

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UK:

1. House Of Commons Library Report: "Unemployment by Constituency, January 2009," (RP 09/13, February 2009, pdf format, 52p).

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2009/rp09-013.pdf

2. National Statistics Office Periodicals:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 562, February 2009, .pdf format, 287p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=376

B. Economic & Labour Market Review (February 2009, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ELMR/02_09/

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

American Enterprise Institute Monograph: Tax Policy Lessons from the 2000s, edited by Alan D. Viard (February 2009, ISBN: 978-0-8447-4278-6, 310p.). For more information see:

http://www.aei.org/books/bookID.975,filter.all/book_detail.asp

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New Economics Foundation Report: "National Accounts of Well-being: bringing real wealth onto the balance sheet" (January 2009, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.neweconomics.org/gen/uploads/iglzyk45xj2jksb01c14fvq424012009010050.pdf

More information about NEF:

http://www.neweconomics.org/gen/m1_i1_aboutushome.aspx

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: "Unemployment Rises Sharply Among Latino Immigrants in 2008," by Rakesh Kochhar (February 12, 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=102

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Urban Institute Report: "Tax Stimulus Report Card: Conference Bill," by Rosanne Altshuler, Leonard E. Burman, Howard Gleckman, Dan Halperin, Benjamin H. Harris, Elaine Maag, Kim Rueben, Eric Toder, and Roberton Williams (February 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411839

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University of Chicago Press Book: NAFTA and the Campesinos: The Impact of NAFTA on Small Agricultural Producers in Mexico, by Juan Rivera (2009, 200p., ISBN: 9781589661806). For more information see:

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=337493

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/

NEW:

2009-08: "Modeling Earnings Dynamics," by Joseph Altonji, Anthony Smith, and Ivan Vidangos

2009-09: "Fluctuations in Individual Labor Income: A Panel VAR Analysis," by Ivan Vidangos

2009-10: "A Comparison of Forecast Performance Between Federal Reserve Staff Forecasts, Simple Reduced-Form Models, and a DSGE Model," by Rochelle M. Edge, Michael T. Kiley, and Jean-Philippe Laforte

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

http://www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_pubrouter.cfm?pub_type=WORKING%20PAPERS

NEW:

2009-3: "Sources of the Great Moderation: Shocks, Frictions, or Monetary Policy?" by Zheng Liu, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha

2009-4: "The Federal Home Loan Bank System: The Lender of Next-to-Last Resort?" by Adam Ashcraft, Morten L. Bech, and W. Scott Frame

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/

NEW:

2009-005A: "Entry Costs, Misallocation, and Cross-Country Income and TFP Differences," by Levon Barseghyan and Riccardo DiCecio

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District 10: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Missouri):

http://www.kansascityfed.org/home/subwebnav.cfm?level=3&theID=10386&SubWeb=7

NEW: RWP09-04 "Yield Curve in an Estimated Nonlinear Macro Model," by Taeyoung Doh.

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Feb. 8-16, 2009:

http://www.nber.org/new.html#latest

New papers are: 14711-14729

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US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies: The Census Bureau has added a new working paper.

CES-WP-09-04 "Misallocation And Manufacturing TFP In China And India," by Chang-Tai Hsieh and Peter J. Klenow.

http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/ces/cespapers

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added several new working papers. The paper is No. 09/27.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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World Bank Policy Research Programme:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

New papers are WPS 4833-4839.

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/papers%3Fyear%3D2009&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 3981-3995.

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College of Business and Economics [Australian National University]: "Exporting Out of Poverty: Provincial Poverty in Vietnam and U.S. Market Access," by Brian McCaig (Working Paper No. 502, February 2009, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

Can a small, poor country reduce poverty by gaining increased market access to a large, rich country? The 2001 U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement provides an excellent opportunity to examine this question as, unlike other bilateral trade agreements, the U.S. tariff cuts were not influenced by Vietnamese industries. Between 2002 and 2004, provinces that were more exposed to the U.S. tariff cuts experienced faster decreases in poverty. An increase of one standard deviation in provincial exposure leads to a reduction in the poverty headcount ratio of approximately 11 to 14 percent, but this effect diminishes the further the province is from a major seaport. Three labour market channels from the trade agreement to poverty alleviation are subsequently explored. Provinces that were more exposed to the tariff cuts experienced (1) increases in provincial wage premiums for low-skilled workers, (2) faster movement into wage and salaried jobs for low-skilled workers, and (3) more rapid job growth in formal enterprises.

http://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/research/papers/pdf/wp502.pdf

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Australian Treasury: "Estimating Trends in Australia's Productivity," by (Working Paper 2009-1, February 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.gov.au/contentitem.asp?NavId=049&ContentID=1466

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European Central Bank:

http://www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html

NEW: No. 1002, 1004-1007.

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Bank of England:

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/workingpapers/wpabst09.htm

NEW: No. 360 "Extracting inflation expectations and inflation risk premia from the term structure: a joint model of the UK nominal and real yield curves," by Michael Joyce, Peter Lildholdt and Steffen Sorensen.

No. 361 "Why do risk premia vary over time? A theoretical investigation under habit formation," by Bianca De Paoli and Pawel Zabczyk.

No. 362 "Output costs of sovereign crises: some empirical estimates," by Bianca De Paoli, Glenn Hoggarth and Victoria Saporta

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Bank of France:

http://www.banque-france.fr/gb/publications/ner/ner_09.htm

NEW:

NO. 232: "Are disaggregate data useful for factor analysis in forecasting French GDP?" Karim Barhoumi, Olivier Darné and Laurent Ferrara

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

http://www.bundesbank.de/vfz/vfz_diskussionspapiere_2009.en.php

NEW:

01/2009: "Spillover effects of minimum wages in a two-sector search model," by Christoph Moser and Nikolai Stahler.

02/2009: "Who is afraid of political risk? Multinational firms and their choice of capital structure," by Iris Kesternich and Monika Schnitzer

03/2009: "Pooling versus model selection for nowcasting with many predictors: an application to German GDP," by Vladimir Kuzin, Massimiliano Marcellino and Christian Schumacher

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Bank of Greece:

http://www.bankofgreece.gr/en/publications/papers.asp

NEW:

No. 93: "Bank-level estimates of market power," by Sophocles N. Brissimis and Manthos D. Delis

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Central Bank of Iceland:

http://www.sedlabanki.is/?PageID=238

NEW:

No. 41 "QMM A Quarterly Macroeconomic Model of the Icelandic Economy," by Ásgeir Danielsson, Magnus F. Guðmundsson, Svava J. Haraldsdóttir Thorvardur T. Ólafsson, Ásgerður Ó. Pétursdóttir, Thorarinn G. Petursson and Rósa Sveinsdóttir.

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Bank of Israel:

http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/publeng/publeslf.php?misg_id=1

NEW:

09-02: "The Causal Effect of Parents' Childhood Environment and Education on Their Children's Education," by Noam Zussman and Roni Frish

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Banco de Mexico:

http://www.banxico.org.mx/publicaciones/JSP/b_docinvestigacion_en.jsp

NEW: WP 2009-02 "On The Dynamics Of Inflation Persistence Around The World," by Antonio E. Noriega and Manuel Ramos-Francia.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 2009).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Vol. 69, No. 2, February 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01672681

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 33, No. 4, April 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651889

Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 144, No. 2, March 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220531

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043932

The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (Vol. 49, No. 1, February 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10629769

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Feb. 17, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Feb. 17, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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DATA:

Luxembourg Income Study: On Feb. 13, 2009, LIS announced the release of a new data file and updates to two data files:

- Poland 2004

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/pl/plindex.htm

- Poland 1999

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev51

- USA 2000

http://www.lisproject.org/techdoc/revisions.htm#rev52

LIS:

http://www.lisproject.org/

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED) data update: "Vintage data have been added for 14 series on The Employment Situation release. Eleven series have first vintage 1961-11-03, and three series have first vintage 1971-09-03."

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/news/20090212

ALFRED:

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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