Producer Price Index

May 12, 2022 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 0.5% in April...

Gasoline Prices

May 11, 2022 Gasoline prices jumped $0.15 cents in the week ending May 9 to $4.33 after having fallen $0.09 in the previous week.  In South Carolina gasoline prices tend to about $0.25 below the national average or $4.08.  The EIA currently expects gasoline prices...

Consumer Price Index

May 11, 2022 The CPI rose 0.3% in April after having umped 1.2% in March.  It rose 1.3% in 2020, and 7.1% in 2021.  The year-over-year increase now stands at 8.2% and we expect the CPI to increase 8.1% in 2022. Food prices climbed 0.8% in April after having jumped...

Payroll Employment

May 6, 2022 Payroll employment rose by 428 thousand in April after climbing by an identical 428 thousand in March after climbing 714 thousand in February and 504 thousand in January. .In addition to hiring people, businesses can also alter the hours of existing...

Private Employment

May 6, 2022 Private sector employment rose by 406 thousand in April after climbing by 424 thousand in March after climbing 704 thousand in February and 492 thousand in January. .In addition to hiring people, businesses can also alter the hours of existing employees. ...

Unemployment Rate

May 6, 2022 The unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 3.6% after having fallen 0.2% in March.  The labor force fell by 363 thousand in  April. Employment declined by 353 thousand.  As a result, the number of unemployed workers fell by 311 thousand in April and...