US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Producer Price Index is one of two key market pricing series put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on a monthly basis. It is one of the oldest continuous data series collected by the Federal government, having begun in the 1890s. It … [Read more...]
Economic IndicatorsAs a service to our clients and to the general public, John Dunham and Associates provides information on current economic statistics. Rather than relying on government press releases to interpret the information, we provide value added commentary to further describe how changes in these key economic data are important to business and industry. Please feel free to use these commentaries. However, please provide proper attribution to this website.
Bureau of Labor Statistics One of the most important economic releases to come out each month is the Employment Situation Summary report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This report presents a range of data series related to the nation’s employment and unemployment. The report is … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the quarterly report of productivity and costs using output data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau, labor cost data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the BEA, and additional … [Read more...]
The Conference Board The Leading Economic Index (LEI) is calculated by The Conference Board, a business organization founded in 1914. It is based on the index from the values of 10 variables (average weekly hours in manufacturing; average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance; … [Read more...]
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the Federal government’s measurement of monthly and annual inflation at the retail level. The statistic is created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using a “secret shopper” survey whereby firms throughout the … [Read more...]