SF Fed Data Explorer
Welcome to the SF Fed Data Explorer!
Our interactive tool gives you the ability to explore, analyze, and download detailed data related to the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate of price stability and full employment. Dive into what is driving current inflation or explore how the labor market is working for various groups of people in the U.S. Use the Data Explorer to discover your own insights.
Use the Data Explorer to compare inflation drivers and labor market data for different demographic groups at specific points in time or changes over time. I’m ready to explore!
The Beveridge Curve: Job Openings vs. Unemployment
View more tutorial videos and check the FAQs on our “how-to” page.
Our labor market data come from responses to the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), conducted each month for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our inflation data come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). They generally start in 1976 and run through the most recent report.
Labor market data
Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cps/data/datasets.html
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/jlt/
Bureau of Economic Analysis and SF Fed calculations. https://www.bea.gov/data/personal-consumption-expenditures-price-index Read more about these calculations at Decomposing Supply- and Demand-Driven Inflation, FRBSF Working paper 2022-18.
National Bureau of Economic Research business cycle dating committee. https://www.nber.org/research/business-cycle-dating
If you use the SF Fed Data Explorer in your own writings and publications, we ask that you cite this page, including the relevant primary data source.
For Labor Market data:
SF Fed Data Explorer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Retrieved Month DD, YYYY; based on most recent Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/sf-fed-data-explorer/
For JOLTS data:
SF Fed Data Explorer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Retrieved Month DD, YYYY; based on most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/sf-fed-data-explorer/
For Inflation data:
SF Fed Data Explorer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Retrieved Month DD, YYYY; based on calculations using most recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. https://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/sf-fed-data-explorer/
The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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Recent labor market data is tracking along the Beveridge Curve, implying that job openings can decline quite a bit without a noticeable increase in unemployment. Check out the #SFFedDataExplorer and our latest video for more: https://t.co/XoeNasI7Ho | https://t.co/PQ3nN1h43s pic.twitter.com/z7vE2eg54J— San Francisco Fed (@sffed) November 15, 2023
Our Starter Guide is available as a downloadable pdf. In addition to our Tutorial video series, users can find definitions for many terms in the boxes below each Data Explorer chart.
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The SF Fed Data Explorer was developed by the San Francisco Fed’s Economic Research Department staff. Learn more about our work and other research.