January 18, 2019
Prices for imports decreased 0.6 percent from December 2017 to December 2018 following a 3.2-percent increase the previous year. The decline in 2018 was the first calendar-year drop since import prices fell 8.3 percent in 2015.read full article »
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January 17, 2019
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.5 percent for the 12 months ending December 2018, the same as in the previous 12 months.
January 16, 2019
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.1 percent from December 2017 to December 2018.
January 15, 2019
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.9 percent from December 2017 to December 2018. Consumer prices for energy fell 0.3 percent over the year, while prices for food rose 1.6 percent.
January 14, 2019
In medical care plans that required employee contributions, lower-wage workers paid higher contributions for premiums than did higher-wage workers. In March 2018, private industry workers earning an average wage in the lowest 10 percent paid an average of $151.78 per month for medical care plans for single coverage. That was $25 more than the average monthly contributions of private industry workers with an average wage in the highest 10 percent ($126.82).
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