Consumer Price Index

September ll, 2020 . The CPI rose 0.4% in August after climbing 0.6% in both June and July, but having declined 0.1% in May, 0..8% in April, and 0.4% in March.  The CPI excluding the volatile food and energy prices rose 0.4% in August after gaining 0.6% in July and...

Producer Price Index

September 10, 2020 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...

Gasoline Prices

September 9, 2020 Gasoline prices at the retail level fell $0.01 in the week ending September 7 to $2.21 per gallon.  After hitting bottom at $1.77 in the week of April 27, gasoline prices have been rising steadily.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about...

Gross Domestic Purchases Deflator

August 27, 2020 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, 2020 The employment cost index for civilian workers climbed at a 2.0% rate in the second quarter after having risen at a 3.2% pace in the first quarter.   Over the course of the past year it has risen 2.7%. With the unemployment rate having climbed to 14.7%...