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Consumer Price Index

March 24, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent in February after declining 0.7 percent in January. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February, the same increase as in January. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

January 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September to December 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 2.6 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

March 06, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent. Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

March 13, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.5 percent in February. Final demand prices moved down 0.8 percent in January and 0.2 percent in December. In February, the index for final demand services decreased 0.5 percent and prices for final demand goods declined 0.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

March 05, 2015
Productivity decreased 2.2 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2014; unit labor costs increased 4.1 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 0.1 percent and unit labor costs increased 1.5 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

March 24, 2015
Real average hourly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent in February, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased by 0.1 percent and the CPI-U increased by 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

March 12, 2015
U.S. import prices increased 0.4 percent in February following declines of 3.1 percent in January and 2.5 percent in December. An upturn in fuel prices led the February rise. Prices for U.S. exports edged down 0.1 percent in February, after a 1.9-percent drop the previous month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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