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Consumer Price Index

January 16, 2009
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U decreased 0.7 percent in December after declining 1.7 percent in November. The index for all items less food and energy was virtually unchanged (0.0 percent) in December for the second month in a row. Full Text »

Real Earnings

January 16, 2009
Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.6 percent in December 2008. A 0.3 percent increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.9 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) were partially offset by a 0.6 percent decrease in average weekly hours. Over the year, real earnings increased 2.9 percent. Full Text »

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PPI falls again in December 2008

January 16, 2009
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods fell 1.9 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. This decrease followed a 2.2-percent decline in November and a 2.8-percent drop in October. Full Text »

Spending on Cell Phone Services...

...Has Exceeded Spending on Residential Phone Services

Spending on Cell Phone Services Cellular phone expenditures of consumers surpassed spending on residential landline phone services beginning in 2007. Read more ยป

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