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Consumer Price Index

May 22, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.1 percent in April after increasing 0.2 percent in March. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in April after rising 0.2 percent in March. 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

May 08, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.4 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and construction. Mining employment continued to decline. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

May 14, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.4 percent in April. Final demand prices rose 0.2 percent in March and decreased 0.5 percent in February. In April, index for final demand goods declined 0.7-percent. Prices for final demand services edged down 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

May 06, 2015
Productivity decreased 1.9 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 5.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 1.1 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.7 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

May 22, 2015
Real average hourly earnings were unchanged in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and the CPI-U increased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

May 13, 2015
U.S. import prices declined 0.3 percent in April, after decreasing 0.2 percent in March and 0.4 percent in February. Falling nonfuel prices in April more than offset higher fuel prices. Prices for U.S. exports fell 0.7 percent in April following a 0.1-percent rise the previous month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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