Economic Data Time Travel from the St. Louis Fed's Economic Research Division.
ALFRED® allows you to retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history.
In general, economic data for past observation periods are revised as more accurate estimates become available.
As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources.
Vintage or real time economic data allows academics to reproduce others' research, build more accurate forecasting models, and analyze
economic policy decisions using the data available at the time. For more information, read the help page and the presentation
ALFRED: Capturing data as it happens.
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Currently, vintage data are available for 65,886 series in 9 categories:
Academic Data (5,891)
Money, Banking, & Finance (4,694)
National Accounts (11,451)
Population, Employment, & Labor Markets (2,331)
Production & Business Activity (1,109)
International Data (8,417)
Greenbook Projections (26)
U.S. Regional Data (32,607)
The earliest vintage available is 1927-01-26 for series Industrial Production Index.
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Note that release dates are published by data sources and do not necessarily represent when data will be available on this website.