October 20, 2015
Real average weekly earnings increased 2.2 percent over the September 2014 to September 2015 period due to a 2.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings and no changes in the average workweek and the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers over the same period.read full article »
October 19, 2015
For the 12 months ending in September 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged, following a 0.2-percent increase for the 12 months ending in August 2015. The energy index declined sharply from September 2014 to September 2015, which offset increases in the indexes for food and all items less food and energy.
October 16, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.1 percent for the 12 months ended in September 2015. The index for final demand goods fell 5.1 percent over that period, while the index for final demand services was up 1.0 percent.
October 15, 2015
Employment in electric power generation fell from 278,387 in 2001 to 160,802 in 2014. That 42-percent decline resulted in part from energy efficiency improvements and growth in renewable sources, such as wind and solar. More than half the jobs lost were in hydroelectric power generation; employment in this industry fell from 69,346 in 2001 to 5,821 in 2014.
October 14, 2015
The price index for overall imports decreased 10.7 percent between September 2014 and September 2015 and has not recorded a 12-month increase since July 2014. Prices of imports from the Asia Near East region (countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula) decreased 34.7 percent.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.