A data chart image of Import prices from Canada down 6.1 percent in 2018

Import prices from Canada down 6.1 percent in 2018

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.

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January 17, 2019

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.5 percent in 2018

Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.5 percent in 2018

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

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increase 1.1 percent over the year ending December 2018

Real average hourly earnings increase 1.1 percent over the year ending December 2018

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.1 percent from December 2017 to December 2018.

January 15, 2019

A data chart image of Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent over the year ending December 2018, as energy prices fell

Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent over the year ending December 2018, as energy prices fell

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

A data chart image of Lower-wage workers pay more than higher-wage workers for employer-provided medical care benefits

Lower-wage workers pay more than higher-wage workers for employer-provided medical care benefits

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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