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CAREER OUTLOOK

Career Outlook

Will I need a license or certification for my job?

This article looks at the occupations in which workers are most likely to have a license or certification. read more »

BLS Reports

BLS REPORTS

Labor force characteristics by race and ethnicity, 2015

This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups in the United States. read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

Productivity

Union membership in the United States

This Spotlight on Statistics examines union membership across industries, demographics, and geography and how it has changed over time. read more »

Productivity

Productivity

What is Productivity?

See our new video about the meaning of productivity and how productivity growth can improve our lives and the well-being of our nation. read more »

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

Impact of the strengthening dollar on U.S. import prices in 2015

Declines in U.S. import prices resulted in part from a stronger U.S. dollar against currencies of major trading partners. read more »

Latest Numbers

RSS

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.2% in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
4.9% in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+151,000(p) in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.03(p) in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
unchanged in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.6% in 2nd Qtr of 2016 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-0.6%(r) in 2nd Qtr of 2016 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.2% in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.8% in Aug 2016 News Release Historical Data