A data chart image of CPI rose 2.5 percent over the 12 months ending January 2017

CPI rose 2.5 percent over the 12 months ending January 2017

February 17, 2017

From January 2016 to January 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index rose 2.5 percent, the largest 12-month increase since March 2012. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent over the past 12 months, and the energy index increased 10.8 percent, its largest 12-month increase since November 2011. In contrast, the food index declined 0.2 percent over the last 12 months.

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February 16, 2017

A data chart image of PPI final demand index up 1.6 percent for the 12 months ended January 2017

PPI final demand index up 1.6 percent for the 12 months ended January 2017

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.6 percent (not seasonally adjusted) for the 12 months ended January 2017. The final demand goods index increased 3.1 percent over the past year, while the final demand services index increased 0.8 percent. The final demand construction index increased 1.3 percent over the same period.

February 15, 2017

A data chart image of Import prices from China decrease 1.7 percent over the year ending January 2017

Import prices from China decrease 1.7 percent over the year ending January 2017

Prices for imports from China fell 0.1 percent in January, after recording no change in December and fell 1.7 percent over the past 12 months. The price index for imports from China has not recorded a monthly increase since the index rose 0.1 percent in December 2014.

February 14, 2017

A data chart image of 192 metropolitan areas had jobless rates below U.S. rate of 4.5 percent in December 2016

192 metropolitan areas had jobless rates below U.S. rate of 4.5 percent in December 2016

In December 2016, a total of 192 areas had jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 4.5 percent, 186 areas had rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to that of the nation. In December, Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, had the lowest unemployment rates, 2.1 percent each. El Centro, California, and Yuma, Arizona, had the highest unemployment rates, 18.8 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively.

February 13, 2017

A data chart image of Employment up in 49 of the 51 largest metro areas, December 2015 to December 2016

Employment up in 49 of the 51 largest metro areas, December 2015 to December 2016

From December 2015 to December 2016, nonfarm employment rose in 49 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, and fell in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin (-0.5 percent), and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (-0.4 percent).

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