Cost of Living

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) was unchanged in July. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.3%.  Medical care costs increased 0.1% in July.   Unadjusted Indexes This Month (June) Last Month (May) Inflation Rate (% Change from Last Year) CPI-W All Items Current Base (1982-1984=100) 233.804  […]

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Employment and Unemployment

July 2015  Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000.  The unemployment rate is a broad, though somewhat crude measure of how workers are faring in the economy. It does not count discouraged workers, nor does it measure under-employment (for example, workers who want a full-time job but can only find part-time work). Making these adjustments would […]

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