Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – September 18, 2018





National average diesel price per gallon: $3.27

National Average Diesel Price Per Gallon: $3.27

Global oil supply hit a record high in August.

Supply topped out at 100 million barrels per day despite falling production in Venezuela and Iran, two of the world’s top oil producers. Higher output from countries like Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Iraq made up the shortfall.






Framing lumber: $441

Panels/plywood: $477

Framing lumber prices dropped after a week of lackluster trading and deep discounts following the Labor Day holiday.

Hurricane Florence raised prices for structural panels, as anticipation of the storm drove up plywood sales.






Thanks to a growing U.S. economy and record-low unemployment, this is the best market for job seekers in years.

Analysts recommend seeking jobs in business services and healthcare. These industries gained the highest number jobs in August, increasing by 53,000 and 33,000, respectively.

According to Glassdoor economist Andrew Chamberlain, tech companies are also a good start when seeking new employment opportunities. “That is clearly a huge sector for growth today. Our research shows that tech companies are hiring more and more non-tech roles” in fields such as sales and finance.





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