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Consumer Price Index

November 20, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in October after rising 0.1 percent in September. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in October after rising 0.1 percent in September. 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

November 07, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

November 18, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.2 percent in October. Final demand prices declined 0.1 percent in September and were unchanged in August. In October, the index for final demand services advanced 0.5 percent and prices for final demand goods moved down 0.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

November 06, 2014
Productivity increased 2.0 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2014; unit labor costs increased 0.3 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 3.2 percent and unit labor costs decreased 0.7 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

November 20, 2014
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.1 percent in October, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and the CPI-U was unchanged. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.4 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

November 14, 2014
The price index for U.S. imports decreased 1.3 percent in October following a 0.6-percent decline in September. The October drop was mostly led by falling fuel prices. U.S. export prices fell 1.0 percent in October, after decreasing 0.4 percent in September. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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