Producer Price Index

November 14, 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 for...

Consumer Price Index

November 13, 2019 The CPI jumped 0.4% in October after having been unchanged in September.  During the past year the CPI has risen 1.8%. Food prices fell 0.2% in October after having risen 0.5% in September.  Food prices have risen 2.0% in the past twelve months. ...

Gasoline Prices

November 6, 2019 Gasoline prices at the retail level  rose $0.01 in the week ending November 4 to $2.61 per gallon.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about $0.25 below the national average or about $2.36. The Department of Energy expects national gasoline...

Employment Cost Index

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

Gross Domestic Purchases Deflator

October 30, 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...