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Consumer Price Index

January 20, 2016
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.1 percent in December after being unchanged in November. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in December after increasing 0.2 percent in November. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Cost Index

January 29, 2016
Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2015 to December 2015. Over the year, compensation rose 2.0 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.1 percent, and benefits rose 1.7 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Employment Situation

February 05, 2016
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent. Job gains were led by retail trade, food services, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in educational services, transportation and warehousing, and mining. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Producer Price Index

January 15, 2016
The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.2 percent in December. Final demand prices increased 0.3 percent in November and fell 0.4 percent in October. In December, prices for final demand goods declined 0.7 percent and the index for final demand services advanced 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Productivity and Costs

February 04, 2016
Productivity decreased 3.0 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2015; unit labor costs increased 4.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 0.4 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.6 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

January 20, 2016
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings had no change, and CPI-U decreased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

January 14, 2016
U.S. import prices declined 1.2 percent in December, driven by a drop in fuel prices. The December decrease followed a 0.5-percent fall the previous month. Prices for U.S. exports also decreased in December, declining 1.1 percent, after a 0.7-percent drop in November. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

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