Gasoline Prices

December 3, 2020 Gasoline prices at the retail level rose $0.02 in the week ending November 30 to 2.12 per gallon.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about $0.25 below the national average or about $1.87.  The EIA expect gasoline prices to average $2.15 per...

Gross Domestic Purchases Deflator

November 25, 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...

Producer Price Index

November 13, 2020 The Producer Price Index for final 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 for final demand rose 0.3% in...

Consumer Price Index

November 12, 2020 The CPI rose 0.2% in October after rising 0.2% in September, 0.4% in August, and 0.6% in both June and July.  The CPI excluding the volatile food and energy prices was unchanged in October after rising 0.2% in September, 0.4% in August, 0.6% in July...

Employment Cost Index

October 30, 2020 The employment cost index for civilian workers climbed at a 2.0% rate in the third quarter after having risen at a 2.0% pace in the second quarter.   Over the course of the past year it has risen 2.5%. With the unemployment rate having climbed to...