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May 2020

Producer price inflation slows in 2019, as price increases for both services and goods decelerate from a year earlier

Joseph Kowal, Scott Sager, Serah Hyde, Gabriel Vera

Using data from the Producer Price Index (PPI) program, this article describes changes in producer prices in 2019.

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Book Reviews

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Manufacturing violence at the border

Victoria Battista

This book documents violence in the U.S. and Canadian automotive manufacturing industries throughout the 1960s and 1970s, illustrating how the decline in worker protections and unionization led to more incidents of individual violence at work.

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Beyond BLS

Retirement expectations: whether to retire now or later

John C. Roach

What job expectations should workers consider in determining when to retire?

Spillover effects in welfare program participation

Yavor Ivanchev

Researchers examine the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion on worker participation in food and cash welfare programs.

The college payoff: a look at income and wealth premiums

Demetrio Scopelliti

Researchers look at the value of today’s college education.

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