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Consumer prices for milk down, eggs up, over the year ending July 2018 

August 20, 2018
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.9 percent over the 12 months ending July 2018. Milk prices were down 2.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018. Prices for eggs were up 16.7 percent over the year. Full Text »
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Shale gas production and labor market trends in the U.S. Marcellus–Utica region over the last decade  
Gavin C. Pickenpaugh, Justin M. Adder


Beyond the Numbers

Exploring labor market trends through JOLTS firm-size data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program provides data about job openings, hires, and separations in the United States. Studying these numbers yields insights into where the business cycle and labor market might be headed. This article identifies key trends at the total private-sector level and then uses new experimental estimates grouped by firm size to examine the trends more closely and gain additional insights.
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