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Consumer Price Index

September 17, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.2 percent in August after rising 0.1 percent in July. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in August after rising 0.1 percent in July. 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

September 05, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

September 16, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged in August. Final demand prices advanced 0.1 percent in July and 0.4 percent in June. In August, a 0.3-percent rise in prices for final demand services offset a 0.3-percent decrease in the index for final demand goods. 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

September 17, 2014
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.4 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent and the CPI-U fell 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings rose 0.4 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

September 12, 2014
Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.9 percent in August following a 0.3-percent decline in July. U.S. export prices declined 0.5 percent in August, after ticking up 0.1 percent the previous month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2014

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