Economic Statistics for 17 Feb 12
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
Consumer prices rose 0.2% last month, and 2.9% for the last year. The core rate showed an 0.2% monthly rise and a 2.3% annual one.
The index of leading economic indicators posted a strong increase of 0.4% last month, after upwardly revised gains of 0.5 and 0.3% in the prior two months.