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Consumer Price Index

February 26, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.7 percent in January after falling 0.3 percent in December. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in January after increasing 0.1 percent in December. 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

February 06, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 257,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.7 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, construction, health care, financial activities, and manufacturing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

February 18, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.8 percent in January. Final demand prices moved down 0.2 percent in both December and November. In January, the index for final demand goods dropped 2.1 percent and prices for final demand services fell 0.2 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

February 26, 2015
Real average hourly earnings rose by 1.2 percent in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased by 0.5 percent and the CPI-U decreased by 0.7 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased by 1.2 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

February 13, 2015
U.S. import prices fell 2.8 percent in January, after declining 1.9 percent in December. Decreasing fuel prices drove each of the monthly drops. The price index for U.S. exports decreased 2.0 percent in January, and has not recorded a monthly advance since July. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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