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Consumer Price Index

August 19, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.1 percent in July after increasing 0.3 percent in June. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in July after rising 0.2 percent in June. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

July 31, 2015
Compensation costs little changed at 0.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March to June 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.8 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

August 07, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

August 14, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.2 percent in July. Final demand prices rose 0.4 percent in June and 0.5 percent in May. In July, prices for final demand services climbed 0.4 percent. The index for final demand goods edged down 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

September 02, 2015
Productivity increased 3.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the second quarter of 2015; unit labor costs decreased 1.4 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 2.3 percent and unit labor costs decreased 2.2 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

August 19, 2015
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent in July, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent, and the CPI-U increased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.4 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

August 13, 2015
U.S. import prices declined 0.9 percent in July, after recording no change the previous month. Both fuel prices and nonfuel prices contributed to the July decrease. The price index for U.S. exports fell 0.2 percent in July following a 0.3-percent drop in June. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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