A data chart image of Import prices down 1.7 percent over the past 12 months

Import prices down 1.7 percent over the past 12 months

February 21, 2019

U.S. import prices decreased 1.7 percent over the 12 months ended January 2019, the largest over-the-year decline since August 2016.

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February 20, 2019

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.0 percent for the year ended January 2019

Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.0 percent for the year ended January 2019

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.0 percent from January 2018 to January 2019. Over that period, prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 2.5 percent, the smallest 12-month increase since a 2.5-percent increase from January 2017 to January 2018.

February 19, 2019

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Consumer prices up 1.6 percent over 12 months ending January 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) increased 1.6 percent for the 12 months ending January, the smallest increase since the period ending June 2017. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the last 12 months. The food index rose 1.6 percent over the past year, while the energy index declined 4.8 percent.

February 15, 2019

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Real average hourly earnings increase 1.7 percent over the year ending January 2019

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2018 to January 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 1.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 12-month period.

February 14, 2019

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Quits by industry, 2008 to 2018

The number of quits in health care and social assistance increased from 370,000 in December 2017 to 500,000 in December 2018, an increase of 130,000, or 35 percent. In construction, the number of quits increased from 152,000 to 204,000, an increase of 52,000 or 34 percent. The number of quits in accommodation and food services increased by 31,000, from 611,000 to 642,000, an increase of 5 percent.

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