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Consumer Price Index

April 15, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent in March after rising 0.1 percent in February. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 0.2 percent in March after increasing 0.1 percent in February. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

January 31, 2014
Wages and salaries rose 0.6 percent and benefit costs rose 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September to December 2013. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries rose 1.9 percent, and benefits rose 2.2 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

April 04, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. Employment grew in professional and business services, in health care, and in mining and logging. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

April 11, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.5 percent in March. This increase followed a decline of 0.1 percent in February and a rise of 0.2 percent in January. In March, the index for final demand services rose 0.7 percent and prices for final demand goods were unchanged. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

March 06, 2014
Productivity increased 1.8 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2013; unit labor costs decreased 0.1 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 1.3 percent and unit labor costs decreased 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

April 15, 2014
Real average hourly earnings fell 0.3 percent in March, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings remained unchanged and the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings rose 0.3 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

April 10, 2014
U.S. import prices advanced 0.6 percent in March, after a 0.9-percent increase in February. Higher fuel prices and nonfuel prices each contributed to the rise in import prices in March. U.S. export prices increased 0.8 percent in March following a 0.7- percent advance the previous month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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