October 22, 2021
U.S. import prices increased 9.2 percent over the year ended September 2021. U.S. export prices advanced 16.3 percent over the past year. Import fuel prices increased 68.7 percent from September 2020 to September 2021, driven by a 70.5-percent advance in petroleum prices and a 61.7-percent rise in natural gas prices.read full article »
October 21, 2021
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 8.6 percent for the 12 months ended September 2021, the largest 12-month increase on record. Prices for final demand goods, which account for 32.1 percent of the Producer Price Index, increased 13.3 percent over the year ended September 2021. Final demand services, with a weight of 66.2 percent, increased 6.4 percent from September 2020 to September 2021.
October 20, 2021
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent from August to September, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from an increase of 0.6 percent in average hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
October 19, 2021
For the year ended September 2021, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 5.4 percent. Over that period, prices for food at home increased 4.5 percent, driven by a 10.5-percent increase in prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. Prices for food away from home increased 4.7 percent.
October 18, 2021
In August 2021, the total nonfarm quits rate increased 0.2 percentage point to 2.9 percent, the highest since data were first collected in December 2000. The number of quits in August rose by 242,000 to 4.3 million.