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Consumer Price Index (CPI): -0.1% in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 4.1% in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +103,000(p) in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.08(p) in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.3%(p) in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.6% in 4th Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: unchanged in 4th Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: unchanged in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.3% in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data

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CPI for all items falls 0.1% in March; gasoline index declines, shelter index rises

04/11/2018

In March, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 2.4 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in March (SA); up 2.1 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer Price Index rose 2.4 percent over the year ending March 2018

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.4 percent from March 2017 to March 2018. That was the largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 2017 and higher than the 1.6-percent average annual rate over the past 10 years. Consumer prices for food rose 1.3 percent from March 2017 to March 2018. Prices for food at home rose 0.4 percent, while prices for food away from home rose 2.5 percent. Energy prices were 7.0 percent higher in March 2018 than a year earlier. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Improving initial estimates of the Chained Consumer Price Index

An examination of the reasoning underlying the most recent update to the formula used to produce the preliminary Chained Consumer Price Index. 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 »