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No, Stamps Are Not More Expensive Than Ever

No, Stamps Are Not More Expensive Than Ever The cost of a first-class postage stamp will increase from 46 cents to 49 cents on Jan. 26. The three-cent hike is the biggest in more than a decade, but the real cost of stamps is still less than it was in the 1970s. Added revenue is badly needed by the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year that ended last September. I Stamp price in current dollars - Stamp price in 2014 dollars 1 Stamp price raised Stamp price $0.60 Manming $0.50 2014 STAMP PRICE $0.40 $0.30 $0.20 $0.10 $0.0 Stamp Prices Can't Keep Up With Losses No Help From Taxpayers Total mail volume (in billions) – - Stamp price in cents (in 2014 dollars) USA 220 50.0 40 40 percent of the world's mail volume is handled 205 47.5 by USPS 190 45.0 Rates increase to 175 49¢ Jan. 26, 2014 42.5 USA 160 40.0 USPS receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on sales to fund its operations 145 37.5 130 35.0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Source: United States Postal Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics THE HUFFINGTON POST

No, Stamps Are Not More Expensive Than Ever

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You may have heard that the Postal Service is raising the price of mailing a letter by three cents on Sunday. Though this is the first time the Postal Service has hiked stamp prices beyond inflation s...




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