Annual consumer price index figure released

Jan 21, 2002

Late last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the December Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, which provided an opportunity to calculate an annual average CPI. The index is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a market basket of goods and ...

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Unemployment rate increased in November

Jan 14, 2002

The latest unemployment numbers for the Springfield MSA show a 0.4% increase over October up to 3.1% for November 2001. This the first time the rate has moved above 3.0% since August 1998. Despite the rise in unemployment, Springfield's workforce continues to see steady ...

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Latest Cost of Living Index released

Jan 07, 2002

In the 3rd Quarter of 2001, Springfield's cost of living decreased by two and one-half points over the previous quarter, while other key Midwestern cities showed only a slight decrease or actually increased. (St. Louis for instance, jumped nearly 1.5 points from the ...

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