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Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ended September 2014

October 24, 2014
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from September 2013 to September 2014, the same increase as for the 12 months ended in August 2014. The food index rose 3.0 percent over that 12-month period, while the energy index declined 0.6 percent. The shelter index has been gradually increasing, reaching 3.0 percent for the first time since January 2008. Full Text »
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Female self-employment in the United States: an update to 2012
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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries commemorates 20 years of occupational safety and health data

The BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recently marked its 20th year of collecting and publishing data on fatal injuries in the workplace. This issue of Beyond the Numbers highlights some interesting facts and data from the first 20 years of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.

  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.

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