Inflation Archive

Daily Economic Update: Import Prices, Inflation

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights import and export prices, and inflation....

Wages Trailing Inflation

The tough economy and the high unemployment rate have provided little opportunity for wage increases in the past two years.  The hourly earnings of those workers in non-supervisory positions have risen by 2.3 percent from one year ago to...

Inflation Watch: an Eye on Prices

August 2011 Highlights Price change from July to August generally picked up, and year over year inflation continues to run high due to previous increases. One bright spot was in crude materials where prices declined, though increases earlier in...

Daily Economic Update: Quantitative Easing

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights the possibility of more quantitative easing....

Daily Economic Update: Fannie and Freddie Downgrade

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights Standard & Poor’s downgrade of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....