July 16, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Producer Price Index in June 2012

1-month percent change in the Producer Price Index for consumer foods and energy goods, seasonally adjusted, June 2011–June 2012
Month Consumer foods Energy goods

Jun 2011

0.8 -1.2

Jul 2011

1.0 0.2

Aug 2011

1.0 -0.4

Sep 2011

0.5 3.0

Oct 2011

0.1 -1.5

Nov 2011

1.0 -0.3

Dec 2011

-0.7 -0.3

Jan 2012

-0.1 -0.2

Feb 2012

-0.2 1.8

Mar 2012

0.1 -1.1

Apr 2012

0.2 -1.4

May 2012

-0.6 -4.3

Jun 2012

0.5 -0.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Producer Price Index in June 2012.

OF INTEREST

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.