The Regional Economist

July 2016

The Regional Economist is a quarterly publication aimed at an engaged, nonacademic audience. This publication addresses the regional, national and international economic issues of the day.

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N E X T I S S U E Change Service Requested FRED Has More Curb Appeal and a New Address Renovations to FRED, our signature economic database, have made it easier to keep your eye on your graph. The graph is bigger, for one thing, and the editing box is next to it on the right, meaning you no longer have to scroll below the graph to change units of measurement, data frequency and the like, or to customize the chart with additional series. Check out the upgrades and tutorials at the new address for FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data): fred.stlouisfed.org. Don't worry about getting lost—all traffic from the old address will be redirected. ECONOMIC RESEARCH FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS FRED® Economic Data Information Services Publications Working Papers Economists About REGISTER Search FRED Home > Categories > Prices > Consumer Price Indexes (CPI and PCE) Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items (CPIAUCSL) Observation: Units: Apr 2016: 1.1 (+more) Updated: May 17, 2016 Percent Change from Year Ago, Seasonally Adjusted Frequency: Monthly 1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max 1948-01-01 2016-04-01 to St. Louis DOW EDIT Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items 15.0 12.5 10.0 7.5 5.0 2.5 0.0 -2.5 -5.0 Percent Change from Year Ago 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 2000 1995 2005 2010 2015 Shaded areas indicate US recessions Source: US. Bureau of Labor Statistics fred.stlouisfed.org NOTES Source: US. Bureau of Labor Statistics | more from this source Release: Consumer Price Index | more from this release The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items (CPIAUCSL) is a measure of the average monthly change in the price for goods and services paid by urban consumers between any two time periods. (1) It can also represent the buying habits of urban consumers. This particular index includes roughly 88 percent of the total population, accounting for wage earners, clerical workers, technical workers, self-employed, short-term workers, unemployed, retirees, and those not in the labor The CPI can be used to recognize periods of inflation and deflation. Significant increases in within a short time frame might indicate a period of inflation, and significant decreases in CF short time frame might indicate a period of deflation. However, because the CPI includes vo and oil prices, it might not be a reliable measure of inflationary and deflationary periods. For EDIT LINE 1 ADD LINE FORMAT EDIT LINE 1 (a) Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items, Index 1982-1984=100, Seasonally Adjusted (CPIAUCSL) Units: Modify frequency: Customize ideas: Percent Change from Year Ago Monthly i i i Write a custom formula to transform one or more series or combine two or more series. You can begin by adding a series to combine with your existing series. Type keywords to search for data Now create a custom formula to combine or transform the series. Finally, you can change the units of your new series. Formula: a Units: Need help? [+] Add Apply 1950 As the level of education for women rises, their role in pro- viding economic support for their families is changing. More women are working outside the home and are working full-time. Simultaneously, more men are working part-time or even not working outside the home at all. Read about the economic impact of these changes in family struc- ture in the October issue of e Regional Economist. Home Economics in the 21st Century

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