Entries by Jing Fu

Consumer Prices Rise Broadly in July

Headline inflation accelerated over the month of July, while core inflation remained unchanged. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July, faster than the 0.1% ...

Consumer Prices Rise Broadly in July

Headline inflation accelerated over the month of July, while core inflation remained unchanged. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July, faster than the 0.1% ...

Job Growth Slowed in July

In July, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000, while the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 7,400 in July, after an increase of 5,000 jobs in June. The total construction industry (both res...

Home Price Appreciation Slows in May

The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices slowed to a 3.0% seasonally adjusted annual growth rate in May, from 3.3% in April. On a year-over-year basis, the Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index re...

Gain in Core Inflation in June

In June, core inflation increased relative to May, while headline inflation remained unchanged. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index for June. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1%...

Job Growth Rebounded Sharply in June

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, while the unemployment rate edged up to 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 6,000 in June, after an increase of 3,800 jobs in May. The total construction industry (both r...

Job Growth Rebounded Sharply in June

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, while the unemployment rate edged up to 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 6,000 in June, after an increase of 3,800 jobs in May. The total construction industry (both r...

Home Price Gains Continued to Slow in April

Nationally, home price appreciation continued to slow in April. On the growth side, Boston led the way with an 11.0% annual growth rate in April, while four metro areas experienced price declines. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, report...

Home Price Gains Continued to Slow in April

Nationally, home price appreciation continued to slow in April. On the growth side, Boston led the way with an 11.0% annual growth rate in April, while four metro areas experienced price declines. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, report...