April 19, 2021
U.S. import prices increased 6.9 percent from March 2020 to March 2021, the largest over-the-year rise since January 2012.read full article »
April 16, 2021
Real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 1.5 percent from March 2020 to March 2021. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 2.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 3.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
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.
April 14, 2021
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
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.