September 18, 2014
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from August 2013 to August 2014, the smallest 12-month change since March. The index for food rose 2.7 percent over the year, while the index for energy was up 0.4 percent. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 1.7 percent over the last 12 months.read full article »
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September 17, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ended in August 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). Prices for processed goods for intermediate demand rose 1.3 percent over the year (August 2013 to August 2014), and the index for unprocessed goods for intermediate demand moved down 0.8 percent, the largest 12-month decrease since a 1.9-percent decline in December 2013.
September 16, 2014
Prices for U.S. imports fell 0.4 percent over the year ended in August, the first 12-month decline since a 0.4-percent decrease in April. Export prices advanced 0.4 percent over the past 12 months.
September 15, 2014
The overall fatal work injury rate for U.S. workers in 2013 was 3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry recorded the highest fatal injury rate of any industry, at 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 FTE workers.
September 12, 2014
In June 2014, the average cost per hour worked for employee compensation among private industry employers varied considerably by major occupational group. In management, professional, and related occupations, for example, employers spent an average of $53.52 per hour worked ($37.20 for wages and salaries and $16.33 for benefits), while in service occupations, employer costs were $14.10 per hour ($10.72 for wages and salaries and $3.39 for benefits).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.