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Consumer Price Index

December 17, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.3 percent in November after being unchanged in October. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in November after rising 0.2 percent in October. 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

December 05, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent. Job gains were widespread, led by growth in professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and manufacturing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

December 12, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.2 percent in November. This decrease followed a 0.2-percent rise in October and a 0.1-percent decline in September. In November, the index for final demand goods fell 0.7 percent and prices for final demand services rose 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

December 03, 2014
Productivity increased 2.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2014; unit labor costs decreased 1.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 2.9 percent and unit labor costs decreased 1.3 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

December 17, 2014
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.6 percent in November, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent and the CPI-U decreased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.9 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

December 11, 2014
U.S. import prices declined 1.5 percent in November, after falling 1.2 percent in October. Both decreases were driven by declining fuel prices. The price index for U.S. exports fell 1.0 percent in November following a 0.9-percent drop the previous month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: December 17, 2014

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