The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Data (FRED) Add-In is free software that will significantly reduce the amount of time spent collecting and organizing macroeconomic data. The FRED add-in provides free access to over 520,000 data series from various sources (e.g., BEA, BLS, Census, and OECD) directly through Microsoft Excel.
One-click instant download of economic time series.
Browse the most popular data and search the FRED database.
Quick and easy data frequency conversion and growth rate calculations.
Instantly refresh and update spreadsheets with newly released data.
Create graphs with NBER recession shading and an auto update feature.