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April 1981

Price changes in 1980: double-digit inflation persists

Craig Howell, David W. Callahan, Andrew Clem, John Wetmore, William D. Thomas, Eddie Lamb, Mary Burns, Jesse Thomas

Consumer prices jumped 12.4 percent and producer prices, 11.7 percent; costs for energy items rose, but mortgage interest rates fluctuated wildly and a severe drough raised food prices.

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