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PPI for final demand up 1.8 percent, August 2013–August 2014 

September 17, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ended in August 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). Prices for processed goods for intermediate demand rose 1.3 percent over the year (August 2013 to August 2014), and the index for unprocessed goods for intermediate demand moved down 0.8 percent, the largest 12-month decrease since a 1.9-percent decline in December 2013. Full Text »
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  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.


  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.


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