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Consumer Price Index

July 17, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.3 percent in June after increasing 0.4 percent in May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in June after rising 0.1 percent in May. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

April 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2014 to March 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries up 2.6 percent, and benefits rose 2.7 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

July 02, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and transportation and warehousing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

July 15, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.4 percent in June. Final demand prices rose 0.5 percent in May and declined 0.4 percent in April. In June, prices for final demand goods increased 0.7 percent. The index for final demand services advanced 0.3 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

June 04, 2015
Productivity decreased 3.1 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 6.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 1.0 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

July 17, 2015
Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.4 percent in June, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings were unchanged and the CPI-U increased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.3 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

July 14, 2015
The price index for U.S. imports edged down 0.1 percent in June following a 1.2-percent increase the previous month. The June drop was led by lower nonfuel prices. U.S. export prices fell 0.2 percent in June, after rising 0.6 percent in May. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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