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The Economics Daily

Consumer prices increase 1.0 percent in the 12 months ending July 2020 

August 14, 2020
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent from July 2019 to July 2020. Prices for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. Food prices increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months, with prices for food at home rising 4.6 percent. Despite increasing in July, energy prices fell 11.2 percent over the last 12 months. Full Text »
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Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food price indexes and data collection  
Dave Mead, Karen Ransom, Stephen B. Reed, Scott Sager


Beyond the Numbers

Nearly 50 years of occupational safety and health data

This Beyond the Numbers article recognizes the 50th anniversary of the OSH Act of 1970 and discusses the SOII and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and changes in occupational safety and health data. These sister programs publish information on the counts, incidence rates, and characteristics of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses and fatal injuries, respectively
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Career Outlook

Spotlight on Statistics

Commissioner's Corner

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

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