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CPI versus Non-Farm Payrolls Since 1941

This chart shows the relationship between inflation and unemployment by comparing the consumer price index with non-farm payrolls. Each series is transformed using an annual % change calculation and both are smoothed with a 3-month moving average.

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Updated: April 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM EDT
Series: inflation and unemployment - inflation rate - consumer price index - unemployment rate - economic indicators
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