February 16, 2018
Over the year ending January 2018, consumer prices for food at home rose 1.0 percent, less than the 2.1-percent increase for the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for all items. Food at home represents 7.4 percent of the total CPI-U market basket.read full article »
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February 15, 2018
There were 7 major work stoppages in 2017 involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift. This is the second-lowest number of major work stoppages in a year since the series began in 1947. The lowest annual total was 5 in 2009, and the highest was 470 in 1952.
February 14, 2018
Don’t forget! Today is the day we honor the 3rd century martyrdom of St. Valentine by buying cards, candy, and cakes in hopes of not disappointing our loved ones. In 2016, consumers spent an annual average of $148 on sugar and sweets, $37 on cakes and cupcakes, and $28 on baking products. How did your expenses on romantic treats and gifts compare?
February 13, 2018
From December 2016 to December 2017, among the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, 44 had unemployment rate decreases, 6 had increases, and 1 had no change. The largest unemployment rate decrease occurred in Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama (−2.4 percentage points) and Memphis, TN-MS-AR (−1.6 percentage points). The largest over-the-year rate increase was in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York (0.4 percentage point).
February 12, 2018
In December 2017, the largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in St. George, Utah (+5.8 percent), Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (+5.7 percent), and Athens-Clarke County, Georgia (+5.4 percent).
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A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.