By  on December 14, 2007

WASHINGTON — November wholesale prices for U.S.-made women's and girls' apparel remained steady in November, even as the prices on all domestic goods shot up a seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent because of higher gasoline prices, the largest jump in 34 years.

Energy prices increased 14.1 percent during the month compared with October, according to the Labor Department Producer Price Index released Thursday. The so-called core rate of inflation, which excludes the volatile food and energy sectors, advanced 0.4 percent, the biggest boost since February.

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