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Peaking Inflation and Real Wages

Posted: 1/12/2023 10:47:02 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index update for December on Thursday, January 12. The index increased 6.4% from December 2021 to December 2022. This year-over-year inflation measure continues to decline from its peak reading of 9% in June 2022.  From November to December, the index decreased ...

Population Growth Around the State of Texas

Posted: 12/22/2022 11:03:20 AM
From 2010 to 2021, the United States’ population grew 7.1%.  During that same time span,  Texas grew 17.4%.  Texas’s growth rate was third among the fifty states, only trailing  Idaho and Utah. Within Texas, the population growth rates varied by metropolitan areas and by counties.  The interact...

Has Inflation Peaked?

Posted: 12/13/2022 2:47:25 PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index update for November this morning. The index increased 7.1% from November 2021 to November 2022. This year-over-year increase is down from the 7.8% rate from registered from October 2021 to October 2022.  On a monthly basis, from October to November of this...