Spotlight on Statistics

June 2009

BLS 125th Anniversary – Spotlight on Statistics

Chart Data

12-Month Percent Change, Selected Consumer Price Indexes for All Urban Consumers, December 1914-December 2008
December

Year

All items Food

1914

1.0 1.0

1915

2.0 0.0

1916

12.6 20.2

1917

18.1 24.8

1918

20.4 19.2

1919

14.5 6.5

1920

2.6 -8.1

1921

-10.8 -14.3

1922

-2.3 -2.6

1923

2.4 2.6

1924

0.0 0.0

1925

3.5 11.5

1926

-1.1 -2.3

1927

-2.3 -2.9

1928

-1.2 -1.8

1929

0.6 2.5

1930

-6.4 -12.7

1931

-9.3 -17.2

1932

-10.3 -15.0

1933

0.8 6.9

1934

1.5 8.3

1935

3.0 7.6

1936

1.4 -0.8

1937

2.9 0.8

1938

-2.8 -4.7

1939

0.0 -2.5

1940

0.7 2.5

1941

9.9 15.7

1942

9.0 17.9

1943

3.0 3.0

1944

2.3 0.0

1945

2.2 3.5

1946

18.1 31.3

1947

8.8 11.3

1948

3.0 -0.8

1949

-2.1 -3.9

1950

5.9 9.8

1951

6.0 7.1

1952

0.8 -1.0

1953

0.7 -1.1

1954

-0.7 -1.8

1955

0.4 -0.7

1956

3.0 2.9

1957

2.9 2.8

1958

1.8 2.4

1959

1.7 -1.0

1960

1.4 3.1

1961

0.7 -0.7

1962

1.3 1.3

1963

1.6 2.0

1964

1.0 1.3

1965

1.9 3.5

1966

3.5 4.0

1967

3.0 1.2

1968

4.7 4.4

1969

6.2 7.0

1970

5.6 2.3

1971

3.3 4.3

1972

3.4 4.6

1973

8.7 20.3

1974

12.3 12.0

1975

6.9 6.6

1976

4.9 0.5

1977

6.7 8.1

1978

9.0 11.8

1979

13.3 10.2

1980

12.5 10.2

1981

8.9 4.3

1982

3.8 3.1

1983

3.8 2.7

1984

3.9 3.8

1985

3.8 2.6

1986

1.1 3.8

1987

4.4 3.5

1988

4.4 5.2

1989

4.6 5.6

1990

6.1 5.3

1991

3.1 1.9

1992

2.9 1.5

1993

2.7 2.9

1994

2.7 2.9

1995

2.5 2.1

1996

3.3 4.3

1997

1.7 1.5

1998

1.6 2.3

1999

2.7 1.9

2000

3.4 2.8

2001

1.6 2.8

2002

2.4 1.5

2003

1.9 3.6

2004

3.3 2.7

2005

3.4 2.3

2006

2.5 2.1

2007

4.1 4.9

2008

0.1 5.9

12-Month Percent Change, Producer Price Index for Finished goods, Intermediate goods, and Crude goods, not seasonally adjusted, December 1948-December 2008
December

Year

Finished goods Intermediate materials,supplies and components Crude materials

1948

2.9 2.8 -6.5

1949

-4.6 -5.9 -10.6

1950

10.3 16.7 23.4

1951

3.0 0.0 -0.5

1952

-2.3 -1.8 -10.5

1953

0.3 1.8 -3.7

1954

0.0 0.0 -2.9

1955

1.0 3.9 -4.6

1956

4.2 3.8 7.6

1957

3.4 1.0 -0.3

1958

0.3 0.7 0.6

1959

-0.3 1.0 -3.8

1960

1.8 -0.6 0.0

1961

-0.6 -0.3 1.0

1962

0.3 -0.3 0.3

1963

-0.3 1.0 -4.3

1964

0.6 0.3 1.4

1965

3.3 1.6 9.8

1966

2.0 2.5 -2.2

1967

1.7 0.9 -2.2

1968

3.1 2.5 2.9

1969

4.9 3.9 8.5

1970

2.1 3.5 -1.7

1971

3.3 3.9 7.9

1972

3.9 5.9 18.0

1973

11.7 13.2 34.6

1974

18.3 28.9 4.1

1975

6.6 2.3 3.8

1976

3.8 6.1 1.3

1977

6.7 5.9 3.1

1978

9.3 8.8 17.2

1979

12.8 16.1 16.5

1980

11.8 12.7 12.8

1981

7.1 6.0 -3.8

1982

3.6 0.2 0.4

1983

0.6 1.8 4.7

1984

1.7 1.4 -1.6

1985

1.8 -0.3 -5.6

1986

-2.3 -4.4 -8.9

1987

2.2 5.4 8.9

1988

4.0 5.6 3.1

1989

4.9 2.3 7.1

1990

5.7 4.3 6.0

1991

-0.1 -2.6 -11.6

1992

1.6 1.0 3.3

1993

0.2 1.0 0.1

1994

1.7 4.4 -0.5

1995

2.3 3.3 5.5

1996

2.8 0.7 14.7

1997

-1.2 -0.8 -11.3

1998

0.0 -3.3 -16.7

1999

2.9 3.7 15.3

2000

3.6 4.1 35.5

2001

-1.6 -4.0 -32.5

2002

1.2 3.2 24.7

2003

4.0 3.9 19.5

2004

4.2 9.2 17.4

2005

5.4 8.6 21.1

2006

1.1 2.8 -4.7

2007

6.2 7.1 19.8

2008

-0.9 -2.3 -24.6

Unemployment rate for all civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, 1948-2009
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1948

3.4 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0

1949

4.3 4.7 5.0 5.3 6.1 6.2 6.7 6.8 6.6 7.9 6.4 6.6

1950

6.5 6.4 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

1951

3.7 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.1

1952

3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7

1953

2.9 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.5 4.5

1954

4.9 5.2 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.1 5.7 5.3 5.0

1955

4.9 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.2

1956

4.0 3.9 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.2

1957

4.2 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.4 4.5 5.1 5.2

1958

5.8 6.4 6.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.7 6.2 6.2

1959

6.0 5.9 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.3

1960

5.2 4.8 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.5 6.1 6.1 6.6

1961

6.6 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.9 7.0 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.1 6.0

1962

5.8 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.7 5.5

1963

5.7 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.5

1964

5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.8 5.0

1965

4.9 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0

1966

4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8

1967

3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8

1968

3.7 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4

1969

3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5

1970

3.9 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.9 6.1

1971

5.9 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.0 5.8 6.0 6.0

1972

5.8 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.3 5.2

1973

4.9 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.9

1974

5.1 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.9 6.0 6.6 7.2

1975

8.1 8.1 8.6 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.6 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.2

1976

7.9 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.4 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.8

1977

7.5 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.2 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.4

1978

6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.8 5.9 6.0

1979

5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.7 6.0 5.9 6.0 5.9 6.0

1980

6.3 6.3 6.3 6.9 7.5 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.2

1981

7.5 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.9 8.3 8.5

1982

8.6 8.9 9.0 9.3 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.8 10.1 10.4 10.8 10.8

1983

10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.4 9.5 9.2 8.8 8.5 8.3

1984

8.0 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.4 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.3

1985

7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0

1986

6.7 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.6

1987

6.6 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 6.0 5.8 5.7

1988

5.7 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3

1989

5.4 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4

1990

5.4 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.3

1991

6.4 6.6 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.3

1992

7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.4

1993

7.3 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.5

1994

6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.5

1995

5.6 5.4 5.4 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.6

1996

5.6 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4

1997

5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.7

1998

4.6 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4

1999

4.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0

2000

4.0 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9

2001

4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7

2002

5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0

2003

5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7

2004

5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4

2005

5.2 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.8

2006

4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4

2007

4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.9

2008

4.9 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.8 7.2

2009

7.6 8.1 8.5 8.9 9.4

Nonfarm payroll employment, seasonally adjusted, 1939-2009 (in thousands)
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1939

29,923 30,100 30,280 30,094 30,300 30,502 30,419 30,662 31,032 31,408 31,469 31,539

1940

31,603 31,715 31,826 31,699 31,880 31,978 31,942 32,352 32,810 33,265 33,668 34,172

1941

34,480 34,844 35,094 35,468 36,182 36,651 37,137 37,544 37,836 37,948 38,024 38,104

1942

38,348 38,513 38,936 39,351 39,772 40,028 40,470 40,988 41,254 41,514 41,673 41,915

1943

42,174 42,395 42,553 42,646 42,596 42,781 42,701 42,546 42,484 42,675 42,819 42,747

1944

42,661 42,543 42,291 42,062 41,985 41,947 41,904 41,848 41,671 41,708 41,711 41,861

1945

41,903 41,903 41,795 41,443 41,304 41,148 40,873 40,466 38,500 38,598 38,996 39,111

1946

39,839 39,250 40,192 40,908 41,348 41,732 42,153 42,642 42,908 43,094 43,396 43,379

1947

43,545 43,563 43,605 43,491 43,637 43,808 43,742 43,958 44,201 44,415 44,486 44,578

1948

44,686 44,537 44,680 44,369 44,795 45,032 45,160 45,175 45,294 45,250 45,194 45,028

1949

44,675 44,500 44,238 44,230 43,982 43,739 43,530 43,621 43,784 42,950 43,244 43,516

1950

43,530 43,298 43,952 44,376 44,717 45,084 45,453 46,187 46,442 46,712 46,778 46,855

1951

47,289 47,577 47,871 47,856 47,952 48,067 48,061 48,008 47,955 48,009 48,149 48,308

1952

48,299 48,522 48,504 48,616 48,645 48,286 48,144 48,922 49,319 49,598 49,816 50,164

1953

50,145 50,339 50,474 50,432 50,491 50,522 50,536 50,487 50,365 50,242 49,906 49,702

1954

49,467 49,381 49,158 49,177 48,965 48,896 48,834 48,825 48,881 48,944 49,179 49,331

1955

49,497 49,644 49,963 50,246 50,512 50,790 50,985 51,112 51,262 51,431 51,592 51,805

1956

51,975 52,167 52,295 52,375 52,506 52,583 51,954 52,632 52,600 52,781 52,822 52,930

1957

52,888 53,098 53,156 53,238 53,149 53,066 53,122 53,128 52,932 52,765 52,557 52,385

1958

52,077 51,576 51,300 51,026 50,913 50,912 51,037 51,233 51,506 51,485 51,943 52,088

1959

52,481 52,687 53,016 53,320 53,549 53,678 53,803 53,337 53,428 53,359 53,635 54,175

1960

54,274 54,513 54,458 54,812 54,472 54,347 54,303 54,272 54,228 54,144 53,962 53,743

1961

53,683 53,556 53,662 53,626 53,783 53,977 54,124 54,299 54,387 54,521 54,743 54,871

1962

54,891 55,187 55,276 55,601 55,626 55,644 55,746 55,838 55,977 56,041 56,055 56,027

1963

56,116 56,231 56,322 56,580 56,616 56,658 56,795 56,910 57,078 57,284 57,255 57,360

1964

57,487 57,752 57,898 57,923 58,089 58,221 58,412 58,620 58,903 58,794 59,217 59,420

1965

59,583 59,800 60,003 60,258 60,492 60,690 60,963 61,228 61,490 61,718 61,997 62,321

1966

62,528 62,796 63,191 63,436 63,711 64,110 64,301 64,507 64,645 64,854 65,019 65,199

1967

65,407 65,427 65,530 65,467 65,618 65,750 65,887 66,142 66,163 66,225 66,703 66,900

1968

66,805 67,214 67,296 67,555 67,652 67,904 68,126 68,328 68,487 68,720 68,985 69,245

1969

69,438 69,698 69,906 70,072 70,328 70,636 70,730 71,005 70,918 71,119 71,088 71,240

1970

71,176 71,302 71,453 71,348 71,122 71,028 71,055 70,932 70,949 70,519 70,409 70,790

1971

70,866 70,805 70,859 71,037 71,247 71,253 71,316 71,368 71,620 71,642 71,844 72,108

1972

72,445 72,652 72,945 73,163 73,467 73,760 73,709 74,137 74,268 74,672 74,965 75,270

1973

75,620 76,017 76,286 76,456 76,646 76,886 76,911 77,166 77,281 77,605 77,909 78,035

1974

78,104 78,253 78,295 78,384 78,547 78,602 78,634 78,619 78,614 78,627 78,259 77,657

1975

77,297 76,919 76,649 76,463 76,623 76,519 76,768 77,154 77,232 77,535 77,679 78,017

1976

78,506 78,817 79,049 79,293 79,311 79,376 79,546 79,704 79,892 79,905 80,237 80,448

1977

80,692 80,987 81,391 81,730 82,089 82,488 82,836 83,074 83,532 83,794 84,173 84,408

1978

84,595 84,948 85,461 86,163 86,509 86,951 87,205 87,481 87,618 87,954 88,391 88,674

1979

88,811 89,054 89,480 89,418 89,790 90,108 90,214 90,296 90,323 90,480 90,574 90,669

1980

90,800 90,879 90,991 90,846 90,415 90,095 89,832 90,092 90,205 90,485 90,741 90,936

1981

91,031 91,098 91,202 91,276 91,286 91,482 91,594 91,558 91,471 91,371 91,162 90,884

1982

90,557 90,551 90,422 90,141 90,096 89,853 89,510 89,352 89,171 88,894 88,770 88,756

1983

88,981 88,903 89,076 89,352 89,629 90,007 90,425 90,117 91,231 91,502 91,854 92,210

1984

92,657 93,136 93,411 93,774 94,082 94,461 94,773 95,014 95,325 95,611 95,960 96,087

1985

96,353 96,477 96,823 97,018 97,292 97,437 97,626 97,819 98,023 98,210 98,419 98,587

1986

98,710 98,817 98,910 99,098 99,223 99,130 99,448 99,561 99,907 100,094 100,280 100,484

1987

100,655 100,887 101,136 101,474 101,701 101,872 102,218 102,388 102,617 103,109 103,340 103,634

1988

103,728 104,180 104,456 104,701 104,928 105,291 105,514 105,635 105,975 106,243 106,582 106,871

1989

107,133 107,391 107,583 107,756 107,874 107,991 108,030 108,077 108,326 108,437 108,714 108,809

1990

109,151 109,396 109,611 109,651 109,800 109,817 109,775 109,567 109,485 109,324 109,180 109,120

1991

109,001 108,695 108,535 108,324 108,196 108,283 108,236 108,251 108,286 108,298 108,240 108,263

1992

108,312 108,246 108,296 108,454 108,580 108,640 108,711 108,852 108,887 109,064 109,204 109,415

1993

109,725 109,967 109,916 110,225 110,490 110,663 110,958 111,119 111,360 111,637 111,898 112,206

1994

112,474 112,675 113,137 113,490 113,821 114,136 114,499 114,799 115,153 115,360 115,783 116,057

1995

116,378 116,587 116,809 116,971 116,955 117,186 117,265 117,536 117,781 117,928 118,076 118,207

1996

118,188 118,622 118,885 119,046 119,369 119,647 119,879 120,075 120,295 120,538 120,834 121,001

1997

121,231 121,532 121,844 122,135 122,391 122,644 122,927 122,909 123,417 123,756 124,059 124,358

1998

124,628 124,817 124,961 125,238 125,639 125,851 125,970 126,322 126,540 126,733 127,017 127,359

1999

127,480 127,890 127,996 128,372 128,585 128,851 129,142 129,334 129,536 129,944 130,238 130,532

2000

130,781 130,902 131,374 131,660 131,885 131,839 132,002 132,005 132,127 132,116 132,347 132,485

2001

132,469 132,530 132,500 132,219 132,175 132,047 131,922 131,762 131,518 131,193 130,901 130,723

2002

130,591 130,444 130,420 130,335 130,328 130,373 130,276 130,260 130,205 130,331 130,339 130,183

2003

130,266 130,108 129,896 129,847 129,841 129,839 129,864 129,822 129,925 130,128 130,146 130,270

2004

130,420 130,463 130,801 131,051 131,361 131,442 131,489 131,610 131,770 132,121 132,185 132,317

2005

132,499 132,720 132,841 133,153 133,365 133,624 133,946 134,136 134,223 134,321 134,701 134,861

2006

135,155 135,429 135,711 135,862 135,886 135,956 136,142 136,291 136,438 136,520 136,781 137,000

2007

137,180 137,216 137,400 137,435 137,591 137,645 137,580 137,552 137,652 137,817 138,032 138,152

2008

138,080 137,936 137,814 137,654 137,517 137,356 137,228 137,053 136,732 136,352 135,755 135,074

2009

134,333 133,652 133,000 (p) 132,496 (p) 132,151

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary

Employment Cost Index, 12-month percent changes, private industry, 1976-2009
Private Industry

Year

Month Total Compensation Wages and salaries Benefits

1976

September 7.2

1976

December 7.4

1977

March 6.9

1977

June 6.8

1977

September 7.1

1977

December 6.9

1978

March 7.5

1978

June 7.7

1978

September 7.9

1978

December 7.4

1979

March 7.6

1979

June 7.8

1979

September 8.0

1979

December 8.7

1980

March 9.1

1980

June 9.0

1980

September 9.3

1980

December 9.5 9.1 11.7

1981

March 10.7 9.2 14.3

1981

June 10.2 9.5 12.8

1981

September 9.9 9.1 12.1

1981

December 10.0 8.6 12.2

1982

March 7.8 8.2 6.9

1982

June 7.4 7.0 7.4

1982

September 7.2 6.9 7.9

1982

December 6.3 6.3 7.1

1983

March 6.5 5.5 9.2

1983

June 6.1 5.4 8.4

1983

September 5.5 4.9 7.6

1983

December 5.7 5.1 7.5

1984

March 5.9 5.0 7.3

1984

June 5.6 4.7 7.2

1984

September 5.0 4.2 6.6

1984

December 5.0 4.2 6.5

1985

March 4.2 4.1 5.5

1985

June 4.2 4.3 4.1

1985

September 4.6 4.7 4.4

1985

December 3.9 4.0 3.5

1986

March 3.8 3.8 3.2

1986

June 3.8 3.7 3.5

1986

September 3.1 3.3 3.2

1986

December 3.1 3.3 3.4

1987

March 3.1 3.3 2.7

1987

June 3.0 2.8 3.4

1987

September 3.4 3.2 3.1

1987

December 3.4 3.2 3.3

1988

March 4.0 3.3 5.9

1988

June 4.3 3.9 6.5

1988

September 4.3 3.6 6.9

1988

December 4.8 4.2 6.9

1989

March 4.6 4.1 5.5

1989

June 4.5 4.1 5.5

1989

September 4.9 4.4 5.8

1989

December 4.8 4.2 6.2

1990

March 5.1 4.3 7.1

1990

June 5.2 4.4 7.0

1990

September 5.0 4.2 6.7

1990

December 4.6 4.0 6.7

1991

March 4.3 4.0 5.7

1991

June 4.5 3.8 6.2

1991

September 4.4 3.6 6.5

1991

December 4.4 3.7 6.2

1992

March 4.3 3.3 6.3

1992

June 3.6 3.0 5.5

1992

September 3.4 2.7 5.2

1992

December 3.6 2.6 5.2

1993

March 3.5 2.6 5.6

1993

June 3.6 2.7 5.7

1993

September 3.8 3.2 5.3

1993

December 3.6 3.0 4.9

1994

March 3.4 3.0 4.5

1994

June 3.4 3.0 4.1

1994

September 3.3 2.9 4.1

1994

December 3.2 2.8 3.7

1995

March 2.8 2.9 2.8

1995

June 2.8 2.9 2.5

1995

September 2.6 2.7 2.0

1995

December 2.5 2.8 2.2

1996

March 2.8 3.1 1.5

1996

June 2.9 3.4 1.7

1996

September 2.9 3.3 1.8

1996

December 3.1 3.5 2.0

1997

March 3.0 3.4 2.1

1997

June 2.9 3.3 2.0

1997

September 3.1 3.6 2.1

1997

December 3.5 3.9 2.2

1998

March 3.6 4.0 2.2

1998

June 3.5 4.1 2.7

1998

September 3.9 4.3 2.5

1998

December 3.5 3.9 2.5

1999

March 2.9 3.2 2.3

1999

June 3.3 3.5 2.4

1999

September 3.0 3.1 2.9

1999

December 3.5 3.6 3.4

2000

March 4.6 4.2 5.4

2000

June 4.6 4.0 5.8

2000

September 4.7 4.2 6.0

2000

December 4.2 3.8 5.6

2001

March 4.2 3.9 5.1

2001

June 4.0 3.9 4.8

2001

September 4.0 3.6 4.9

2001

December 4.2 3.8 5.1

2002

March 3.9 3.5 4.7

2002

June 4.1 3.5 5.1

2002

September 3.7 3.1 4.9

2002

December 3.3 2.7 4.7

2003

March 3.9 3.0 6.1

2003

June 3.5 2.6 6.2

2003

September 4.0 3.0 6.5

2003

December 4.0 3.0 6.4

2004

March 3.8 2.6 7.0

2004

June 4.0 2.6 7.3

2004

September 3.8 2.6 6.8

2004

December 3.7 2.4 6.9

2005

March 3.4 2.4 5.8

2005

June 3.1 2.4 4.9

2005

September 3.0 2.2 4.8

2005

December 3.0 2.6 4.2

2006

March 2.6 2.4 3.0

2006

June 2.8 2.8 2.7

2006

September 3.0 3.0 2.8

2006

December 3.2 3.2 3.1

2007

March 3.2 3.6 2.2

2007

June 3.1 3.3 2.6

2007

September 3.1 3.4 2.4

2007

December 3.0 3.3 2.4

2008

March 3.2 3.2 3.2

2008

June 3.0 3.1 2.6

2008

September 2.8 2.9 2.4

2008

December 2.4 2.6 2.0

2009

March 1.9 2.0 1.6

Nonfarm business sector productivity, annual percent changes, 1948-2008
Year Percent

1948

2.8

1949

3.3

1950

6.7

1951

2.7

1952

1.8

1953

2.3

1954

1.9

1955

4.2

1956

-0.8

1957

2.6

1958

2.2

1959

3.8

1960

1.2

1961

3.1

1962

4.5

1963

3.5

1964

3.0

1965

3.1

1966

3.6

1967

1.7

1968

3.4

1969

0.2

1970

1.5

1971

4.0

1972

3.3

1973

3.1

1974

-1.5

1975

2.7

1976

3.3

1977

1.6

1978

1.3

1979

-0.3

1980

-0.2

1981

1.4

1982

-1.1

1983

4.5

1984

2.0

1985

1.6

1986

3.1

1987

0.5

1988

1.7

1989

0.7

1990

1.9

1991

1.6

1992

4.1

1993

0.4

1994

1.1

1995

0.5

1996

2.7

1997

1.6

1998

2.8

1999

2.9

2000

2.8

2001

2.5

2002

4.1

2003

3.7

2004

2.8

2005

1.7

2006

0.9

2007

1.4

2008

2.8

NOTE: Productivity data are subject to revision.

Nonfatal occupational injury and illness rates per 100 full-time workers, 1973-2007
Year Total recordable cases Cases with days away from work Cases with job transfer or restricted work Other recordable cases

1973

11.0 7.5

1974

10.4 6.9

1975

9.1 3.2 0.1 5.8

1976

9.2 3.3 0.2 5.7

1977

9.3 3.6 0.2 5.5

1978

9.4 3.8 0.3 5.3

1979

9.5 4.0 0.3 5.2

1980

8.7 3.7 0.3 4.7

1981

8.3 3.5 0.3 4.5

1982

7.7 3.2 0.3 4.2

1983

7.6 3.2 0.3 4.2

1984

8.0 3.4 0.3 4.3

1985

7.9 3.3 0.3 4.3

1986

7.9 3.3 0.3 4.3

1987

8.3 3.4 0.4 4.4

1988

8.6 3.5 0.5 4.6

1989

8.6 3.4 0.6 4.6

1990

8.8 3.4 0.7 4.7

1991

8.4 3.2 0.7 4.5

1992

8.9 3.0 0.8 5.0

1993

8.5 2.9 0.9 4.8

1994

8.4 2.8 1.0 4.6

1995

8.1 2.5 1.1 4.4

1996

7.4 2.2 1.1 4.1

1997

7.1 2.1 1.2 3.8

1998

6.7 2.0 1.2 3.5

1999

6.3 1.9 1.2 3.3

2000

6.1 1.8 1.2 3.2

2001

5.7 1.7 1.1 2.9

2002

5.3 1.6 1.2 2.5

2003

5.0 1.5 1.1 2.4

2004

4.8 1.4 1.1 2.3

2005

4.6 1.4 1.0 2.2

2006

4.4 1.3 1.0 2.1

2007

4.2 1.2 0.9 2.1

Job openings, hires, and separations, seasonally adjusted, December 2000-April 2009 (in millions)
Year Month Job openings Hires Total separations

2000

Dec 4.949 5.379 5.391

2001

Jan 5.138 5.578 5.653

2001

Feb 4.862 5.497 5.492

2001

Mar 4.923 5.805 5.855

2001

Apr 4.940 5.459 5.636

2001

May 4.602 5.479 5.565

2001

Jun 4.509 5.269 5.412

2001

Jul 4.457 5.339 5.439

2001

Aug 4.308 5.167 5.269

2001

Sep 4.166 5.124 5.351

2001

Oct 3.626 5.107 5.604

2001

Nov 3.655 5.018 5.294

2001

Dec 3.693 4.913 4.987

2002

Jan 3.596 4.927 5.124

2002

Feb 3.566 5.034 5.130

2002

Mar 3.678 4.781 4.747

2002

Apr 3.477 5.026 5.091

2002

May 3.641 5.020 5.109

2002

Jun 3.489 4.948 4.941

2002

Jul 3.431 5.297 5.359

2002

Aug 3.502 4.945 4.924

2002

Sep 3.410 4.929 4.977

2002

Oct 3.620 4.866 4.867

2002

Nov 3.636 4.977 4.905

2002

Dec 3.272 5.019 5.113

2003

Jan 3.551 5.029 4.951

2003

Feb 3.503 4.894 4.968

2003

Mar 3.202 4.538 4.643

2003

Apr 3.250 4.720 4.792

2003

May 3.198 4.678 4.733

2003

Jun 3.394 4.774 4.831

2003

Jul 3.178 4.708 4.724

2003

Aug 3.220 4.665 4.756

2003

Sep 3.179 4.830 4.776

2003

Oct 3.214 5.052 4.950

2003

Nov 3.345 4.781 4.728

2003

Dec 3.375 5.078 4.904

2004

Jan 3.453 4.970 4.815

2004

Feb 3.556 4.904 4.778

2004

Mar 3.522 5.324 4.962

2004

Apr 3.584 5.197 4.976

2004

May 3.737 5.059 4.794

2004

Jun 3.520 5.064 4.988

2004

Jul 3.892 5.040 4.988

2004

Aug 3.741 5.170 5.015

2004

Sep 3.830 5.092 5.014

2004

Oct 3.916 5.226 4.966

2004

Nov 3.448 5.246 5.178

2004

Dec 3.915 5.274 5.189

2005

Jan 3.902 5.565 5.269

2005

Feb 3.915 5.358 5.121

2005

Mar 3.939 5.347 5.226

2005

Apr 4.241 5.368 5.088

2005

May 3.923 5.352 5.204

2005

Jun 4.175 5.460 5.139

2005

Jul 4.148 5.396 4.997

2005

Aug 4.102 5.532 5.298

2005

Sep 4.263 5.459 5.460

2005

Oct 4.254 5.124 5.085

2005

Nov 4.366 5.287 5.003

2005

Dec 4.390 5.213 5.102

2006

Jan 4.351 5.137 4.735

2006

Feb 4.455 5.489 5.228

2006

Mar 4.631 5.389 5.117

2006

Apr 4.680 5.213 5.121

2006

May 4.600 5.559 5.610

2006

Jun 4.463 5.436 5.333

2006

Jul 4.118 5.634 5.349

2006

Aug 4.551 5.358 5.143

2006

Sep 4.621 5.433 5.276

2006

Oct 4.647 5.366 5.285

2006

Nov 4.556 5.523 5.399

2006

Dec 4.606 5.342 5.223

2007

Jan 4.648 5.327 4.986

2007

Feb 4.592 5.289 5.221

2007

Mar 4.771 5.408 5.280

2007

Apr 4.628 5.262 5.275

2007

May 4.573 5.380 5.295

2007

Jun 4.815 5.320 5.177

2007

Jul 4.414 5.240 5.273

2007

Aug 4.596 5.268 5.230

2007

Sep 4.568 5.252 5.147

2007

Oct 4.371 5.327 5.156

2007

Nov 4.429 5.219 5.128

2007

Dec 4.382 5.074 4.984

2008

Jan 4.332 4.995 4.920

2008

Feb 4.248 5.035 5.088

2008

Mar 4.073 4.870 5.020

2008

Apr 3.967 4.955 5.152

2008

May 4.009 4.726 4.933

2008

Jun 3.850 4.811 4.963

2008

Jul 3.912 4.715 4.847

2008

Aug 3.722 4.654 4.888

2008

Sep 3.346 4.505 4.852

2008

Oct 3.390 4.486 4.910

2008

Nov 3.311 4.226 4.863

2008

Dec 3.224 4.508 4.958

2009

Jan 2.920 4.460 4.949

2009

Feb 2.973 4.339 4.833

2009

Mar 2.633 4.099 4.712

2009

Apr 2.531 (p) 4.165 (p) 4.718 (p)

Footnote:
(p) Data for Apr. 2009 are preliminary.

Unemployment rates by state, seasonally adjusted, May 2009
State Rate, May 2009 (p)

Alabama

9.8

Alaska

8.4

Arizona

8.2

Arkansas

7.0

California

11.5

Colorado

7.6

Connecticut

8.0

Delaware

8.1

District of Columbia

10.7

Florida

10.2

Georgia

9.7

Hawaii

7.4

Idaho

7.8

Illinois

10.1

Indiana

10.6

Iowa

5.8

Kansas

7.0

Kentucky

10.6

Louisiana

6.6

Maine

8.3

Maryland

7.2

Massachusetts

8.2

Michigan

14.1

Minnesota

8.2

Mississippi

9.6

Missouri

9.0

Montana

6.3

Nebraska

4.4

Nevada

11.3

New Hampshire

6.5

New Jersey

8.8

New Mexico

6.5

New York

8.2

North Carolina

11.1

North Dakota

4.4

Ohio

10.8

Oklahoma

6.3

Oregon

12.4

Pennsylvania

8.2

Rhode Island

12.1

South Carolina

12.1

South Dakota

5.0

Tennessee

10.7

Texas

7.1

Utah

5.4

Vermont

7.3

Virginia

7.1

Washington

9.4

West Virginia

8.6

Wisconsin

8.9

Wyoming

5.0

Footnotes:
(p) Data for May 2009 are preliminary.

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