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Inflation jumps to 9.1% in June, real earnings down 3.6%

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 13, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that consumer inflation rose to a 41-year high of 9.1% in June, up from 8.6% in May. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1% from May to June. Americans have not experienced such high consumer inflation since November of 1981. The all items less food and […]

U.S. bond yields surge as financial markets tumble, inflation jumps

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All major indexes – Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite – tumbled today, raising concerns of a looming recession following last week’s reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of a 40-year high 8.6% consumer inflation rate and a 3.0% decline in real earnings for the month of May. According to […]

Inflation jumps to 8.5% in March, real earnings down 2.7%

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WASHINGTON D.C., April 13, 2022 – Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that consumer inflation rose to a 40-year high of 8.54% in March, up from 7.87% in February. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.2% from February to March. According to the latest CBS News/YouGov survey conducted between April 5-8, with a nationally […]

Snohomish County residents brace for 0.1% sales tax increase April 1

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY., Wash., March 22, 2022 – With just days until Snohomish County raises its local sales and use tax to fund affordable housing and behavioral health programs, is now the right time for an increase while the nation is experiencing a 40-year high consumer inflation? Beginning April 1, one tenth of one percent – […]

National inflation jumps to 40-year high at 7.9% in February, Seattle area at 8.1%

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WASHINGTON D.C., March 10, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that consumer inflation rose by another 0.8 percent in February after rising 0.6 percent in January, bringing national inflation to 7.9 percent over the last 12 months — the highest jump since January 1982. Inflation of food is the highest it […]

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