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A data chart image of U.S. import prices up 9.2 percent for the year ended in September 2021

U.S. import prices up 9.2 percent for the year ended in September 2021

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.

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October 21, 2021

A data chart image of Final demand producer prices up 8.6 percent for the 12 months ended September 2021

Final demand producer prices up 8.6 percent for the 12 months ended September 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

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent from August to September 2021

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent from August to September 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

A data chart image of Consumer prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs up 10.5 percent for year ended September 2021

Consumer prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs up 10.5 percent for year ended September 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

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Quits rate of 2.9 percent in August 2021 an all-time high

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.

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