Consumer Price Index

February 13, 2000 .The CPI rose 0.1% in January after having risen 0.2% in October, November, and December.  During 2019 the CPI rose 2.3%. Food prices rose 0.2% in both December and January.  Food prices have risen 1.7% in the past twelve months.  These prices tend...

Gasoline Prices

February 5, 2020 .Gasoline prices at the retail level  rose $0.04 in the week ending February 3 to $2.46 per gallon.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about $0.25 below the national average or about $2.21. The Department of Energy expects national gasoline...

Gross Domestic Purchases Deflator

January 30, 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

January 15, 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 for...

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...