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Jun
03

April jobless rates down over the year in 344 of 387 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 330

Jobless rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 344 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 36, and unchanged in 7. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 330 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 46, and unchanged in 11.

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SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

BLS statistics by occupation

A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between

How big are the differences between the highest levels of pay and the lowest levels? Have they grown?

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

The 2014 plunge in import petroleum prices: What happened?

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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Gasoline prices: cyclical trends and market developments

This article examines factors that contributed to shifting producer gasoline prices from 2005 through 2014.
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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

A look at Current Employment Statistics vintage data

Vintage data tables are a valuable tool, providing users with all published data, from original estimates to the most up-to-date figures. read more »

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Continued improvement in U.S. labor market in 2014

This article summarizes changes in key labor market measures during 2014.
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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.1% in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
5.4% in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+223,000(p) in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.03(p) in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
-0.4%(p) in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.7% in 1st Qtr of 2015 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-1.9% in 1st Qtr of 2015 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.3% in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.7% in Apr 2015 News Release Historical Data