March 20, 2018
U.S. import prices increased 0.4 percent over the month from January 2018 to February 2018. Import prices increased 3.5 percent for the 12-month period ended in February 2018.read full article »
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March 19, 2018
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.8 percent from February 2017 to February 2018, the same as for the year ended January 2018. Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 2.7 percent, the largest increase since over the year data were available in August 2014.
March 16, 2018
From February 2017 to February 2018, real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the 12-month period.
March 15, 2018
Over the year ending February 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) household furnishings and supplies index decreased 1.6 percent, compared with a 2.2-percent increase in the CPI-U for all items. Household furnishings and supplies makes up about 3.4 percent of the total CPI-U market basket.
March 14, 2018
In February, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month, and the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million.
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