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April 2008, Vol. 131, No. 4
An analysis of Southern energy expenditures and prices, 1984–2006
Rregional Economist, Economic Analysis and Information Unit in the Southwest Regional Office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the South, where heavy usage of electricity and gasoline causes consumers to spend a larger share of their budget on energy-related goods and services than does any other region of the United States, energy prices have increased sharply in recent years; on the whole, however, energy expenses actually made up a smaller share of Southern budgets in 2006 than they did in 1984.
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