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A data chart image of Consumer prices increase 2.6 percent for the 12 months ending March 2021

Consumer prices increase 2.6 percent for the 12 months ending March 2021

April 15, 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.6 percent for the 12 months ending March 2021, the largest over-the-year increase since August 2018. Food prices advanced 3.5 percent over the past 12 months, while energy prices increased 13.2 percent over that period. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent.

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April 14, 2021

A data chart image of West Virginia had the highest job openings rate in December 2020

West Virginia had the highest job openings rate in December 2020

In December 2020, West Virginia had the highest job openings rate at 5.8 percent. Other states with a job openings rate greater than 5.0 percent in December 2020 were Georgia, Arizona, New Jersey, Oregon, and South Carolina. The job openings rates are a moving average of the rate for the reference month and the prior 2 months.

April 13, 2021

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Final demand producer prices up 4.2 percent over the year ended March 2021

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 4.2 percent for the 12 months ended in March 2021. Prices for final demand goods increased 7.0 percent over this 12-month period. Final demand less foods and energy prices increased 3.6 percent. Final demand services prices increased 3.0 percent, while final demand construction prices increased 1.5 percent over the year ended in March.

April 12, 2021

A data chart image of Unemployment rates higher in 383 metro areas over the year ended February 2021

Unemployment rates higher in 383 metro areas over the year ended February 2021

Unemployment rates were higher in February than a year earlier in 383 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 4 areas, and unchanged in 2 areas.

April 09, 2021

A data chart image of Employment down in 206 metro areas, up in 1, over the year ended February 2021

Employment down in 206 metro areas, up in 1, over the year ended February 2021

Over the year ended in February 2021, nonfarm payroll employment decreased significantly in 206 metropolitan areas, increased in 1 area, and was essentially unchanged in 182 areas.

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