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Consumer Price Index

April 17, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.2 percent in March, the same increase as in February. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in March, also the same increase as in February. 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

April 03, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade, while mining lost jobs. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

April 14, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.2 percent in March. Final demand prices moved down 0.5 percent in February and 0.8 percent in January. In March, the index for final demand goods advanced 0.3 percent and prices for final demand services rose 0.1 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

April 17, 2015
Real average hourly earnings increased by 0.1 percent in March, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased by 0.3 percent and the CPI-U increased by 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

April 10, 2015
U.S. import prices fell 0.3 percent in March following a 0.2-percent upturn the previous month. In March, lower nonfuel prices more than offset a rise in fuel prices. The price index for U.S. exports rose in March, ticking up 0.1 percent, after declining 0.2 percent in February. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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