R API to regional economic data


#1

I was wondering if there is any R package that offers API to regional economic data, such as housing price by city or county, unemployment rate by state, etc.


#2

Begin with tidycensus with the 2017 Census ASC estimates out. I'll check to see if there's an R package to access FRED


#3

Thanks for the reply. census data has a pretty low frequency, which does not suite my purpose. I can access FRED using quantmod.


#4

Thanks for the pointer to quantmod. Just in case, although the official census has 10-year periodicity, the annual estimates, which are almost as rich, are annual and include confidence intervals. Plus, they are geocoded at multiple levels, which allows cross-analysis of economic and demographic data.