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Consumer Price Index

January 16, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.4 percent in December after falling 0.3 percent in November. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in December after rising 0.1 percent in November. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

October 31, 2014
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June to September 2014. Over the year, compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 2.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

January 09, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

January 15, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.3 percent in December. Final demand prices decreased 0.2 percent in November and advanced 0.2 percent in October. In December, the index for final demand goods dropped 1.2 percent and prices for final demand services moved up 0.2 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

December 03, 2014
Productivity increased 2.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2014; unit labor costs decreased 1.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 2.9 percent and unit labor costs decreased 1.3 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

January 16, 2015
Real average hourly earnings rose by 0.1 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent and the CPI-U decreased by 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

January 14, 2015
The price index for U.S. imports fell 2.5 percent in December following a 1.8-percent drop in November and a 1.4-percent decline in October. Each of the monthly decreases was driven by lower fuel prices. U.S. export prices declined 1.2 percent in December. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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