Gasoline Prices

September 18, 2019 Gasoline prices at the retail level were unchanged in the week ending September 16 at $2,55 per gallon.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about $0.25 below the national average or about $2.30. The Department of Energy expects national...

Consumer Price Index

September 12, 2019 The CPI rose 0.1% in August after having risen 0.3% in July..  During the past year the CPI has risen 1.8%. Food prices were unchanged in August and rose 0.1% in both June and July.  Food prices have risen 1.7% in the past twelve months.  These...

Producer Price Index

September 11, 2019 The Producer Price Index for final demand – intermediate demand  includes producer prices for goods, as well as prices for construction, services, government purchases, and exports and covers over 75% of domestic production. Producer prices...

Gross Domestic Purchases Deflator

August 29, 2019 There are many different deflators that are available.  This one is for gross domestic purchases which measures prices paid by U.S. residents.  It is the one measure of inflation that the Commerce Department talks about when it releases the GDP...

Employment Cost Index

July 31, 2019 The employment cost index for civilian workers climbed at a 2.3% rate in the second quarter after risen 3.0% in the first quarter   Over the course of the past year it has risen 2.8%.  Thus, the labor market continues to gradually get tighter, and to...