Behind the Scenes: Building the SF Fed Data Explorer

Last September, the Economic Research department launched the SF Fed Data Explorer, an interactive tool that allows you to explore and download data for various groups of people in the U.S. labor market.

In a recent #unreserved feature, Research Associate Erin Crust shares the story behind the development of the Data Explorer.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.