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PPI final demand index up 1.6 percent in 2016 


January 18, 2017
The Producer Price Index for final demand climbed 1.6 percent in 2016, after falling 1.1 percent in 2015. The decrease in 2015 is the only December-to-December decline in the final demand index over the 2010–2016 period. Full Text »
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History of child labor in the United States—part 1: little children working  
Michael Schuman
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Beyond the Numbers

Spending habits of urban consumers and ‘blue-collar’ consumers living in urban areas, 1984 and 2015

This Beyond the Numbers article analyzes the difference in spending patterns between all urban consumers and wage earners and clerical workers (blue-collar consumers) in 1984 and 2015. The analysis sheds light on how budget allocations by the typical urban consumer compare with budget allocations by the typical blue-collar consumer living in an urban area. It illustrates these differences for major expenditure categories, as well as more specific categories of general interest.
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