September 23, 2016
In August 2016, South Dakota and New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rates, 2.9 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. Alaska had the highest unemployment rate in August, 6.8 percent.read full article »
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September 22, 2016
Between August 2015 and August 2016, 35 states had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment. Oregon and Idaho nonfarm employment gains of 3.3 percent, the largest in the country. Florida followed closely behind these two states with employment gains of 3.2 percent.
September 21, 2016
In August 2016, real or inflation-adjusted average hourly earnings for all private sector employees decreased $0.01 from the previous month.
September 20, 2016
From August 2015 to August 2016, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (all items) increased 1.1 percent, not seasonally adjusted. For the 12 months ending July 2016, the all-items index increased 0.8 percent.
September 19, 2016
The Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged from August 2015 to August 2016. Making up 64.3 percent of the final demand index, prices for final demand services increased 1.2 percent. Prices for final demand goods decreased 2.1 percent and account for 33.6 percent of the final demand index. The index for final demand construction, which makes up the remaining 2.1 percent of the final demand index, increased 0.7 percent.
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