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  • Facts & Figures November 1, 2017

    Economic Growth

    October 2017 The latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures indicate that the US economy expanded an annualized 3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, only slightly below 3.1 percent in the previous three months, which was the fastest pace since Q1 2015. The GDP numbers beat expectations of 2.5 percent, despite the

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  • Facts & Figures October 16, 2017

    Cost of Living

    October 2017   Consumer Price Index (CPI) Consumer prices in the United States increased by 2.2 percent year-on-year in September 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), above the 1.9 percent increase in August. The September number missed market expectations of 2.3 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.5 percent prior to

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  • Facts & Figures August 17, 2017

    Cost of Living

    August 2017   Consumer Price Index (CPI)   Consumer prices in the United States increased by1.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), above the 1.6 percent increase in June. The July number missed market expectations of 1.8 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior

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  • Facts & Figures August 4, 2017

    Employment and Unemployment

    August  2017 Jobs Report According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July (Total Nonfarm Payroll),which exceeded market expectations. The unemployment rate decreased to 4.3 percent.  (Civilian Unemployment Rate). Employment in food services and drinking places rose by 53,000 while professional and business services

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  • Facts & Figures July 31, 2017

    Cost of Living

    July 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI) Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. The Consumer Price

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