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Consumer prices up 2.7 percent over year ended August 2018 


September 18, 2018
Over the 12 months from August 2017 to August 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The August increase was smaller than the 2.9 percent increase for the 12 months ending July. Full Text »
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Why are employer-sponsored health insurance premiums higher in the public sector than in the private sector?  
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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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