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Consumer Price Index

October 22, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent in September after declining 0.2 percent in August. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September after being unchanged in August. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

July 31, 2014
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March- June 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries 1.8 percent, and benefits 2.5 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

October 03, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, retail trade, and health care. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

October 15, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.1 percent in September. Final demand prices were unchanged in August and advanced 0.1 percent in July. In September, the index for final demand goods fell 0.2 percent and prices for final demand services declined 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

September 04, 2014
Productivity increased 2.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the second quarter of 2014; unit labor costs decreased 0.1 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 3.3 percent and unit labor costs decreased 1.6 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

October 22, 2014
Real average hourly earnings fell 0.2 percent in September, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings were unchanged and the CPI-U rose 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings rose 0.2 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

October 10, 2014
Prices for U.S. imports fell 0.5 percent in September, after declining 0.6 percent in August and 0.3 percent in July. The price index for U.S. exports also declined in September, decreasing 0.2 percent following a 0.5-percent drop in August. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2014

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