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Consumer Price Index

June 18, 2015
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.4 percent in May after increasing 0.1 percent in April. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in May after rising 0.3 percent in April. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

April 30, 2015
Compensation costs up 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2014 to March 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries up 2.6 percent, and benefits rose 2.7 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

July 02, 2015
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and transportation and warehousing. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

June 12, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.5 percent in May. Final demand prices fell 0.4 percent in April and advanced 0.2 percent in March. In May, the index for final demand goods increased 1.3 percent. Prices for final demand services were unchanged. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

June 04, 2015
Productivity decreased 3.1 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 6.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 1.0 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

June 18, 2015
Real average hourly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent in May, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent and the CPI-U increased 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased by 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

June 11, 2015
U.S. import prices increased 1.3 percent in May following declines in each of the previous 10 months. The May advance was driven by an increase in fuel prices. The price index for U.S. exports rose 0.6 percent in May, after a 0.7-percent decrease in April. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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