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Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Oct 2017 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 4.1% in Nov 2017 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +228,000(p) in Nov 2017 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.05(p) in Nov 2017 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.4%(p) in Nov 2017 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +3.0% in 3rd Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +0.2% in Oct 2017 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: unchanged in Oct 2017 News Release Historical Data

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CPI for all items increases 0.1% in October as shelter index rises

11/15/2017

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 2.0 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in October (SA); up 1.8 percent over the year (NSA).
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The rising cost of dying, 1986–2017

We often talk about the cost of living, but there are also costs of dying. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) began tracking funeral expenses in December 1986. In the 30 years since then, the price of funerals in the United States has risen almost twice as fast as all consumer prices. From December 1986 to September 2017, funeral expenses rose 227.1 percent, while consumer prices for all items increased 123.4 percent. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Arlington Memorial Bridge spans the decades as a study in long-term price change

This article examines the history of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and compares the original construction with a contemporary proposed rebuilding of it, which provides an interesting illustration of long-term price change in the United States, with the help of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. read more »