A data chart image of County average weekly wages, first quarter 2014

County average weekly wages, first quarter 2014

September 22, 2014

The U.S. average weekly wage was $1,027 in the first quarter of 2014, which was 3.8 percent higher than a year earlier. Of the 3,142 U.S. counties, 2,959 counties had average weekly wages below the U.S. average, while only 183 counties had average weekly wages above that of the United States.

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September 19, 2014

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Real average hourly earnings up 0.4 percent over the year ending August 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased by 0.4 percent from August 2013 to August 2014, seasonally adjusted. This increase stems from a 2.1-percent increase in the average hourly earnings and a 1.7 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

September 18, 2014

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Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ending in August

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.

September 17, 2014

A data chart image of PPI for final demand up 1.8 percent, August 2013–August 2014

PPI for final demand up 1.8 percent, August 2013–August 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

A data chart image of U.S. import prices down over the year ended August 2014

U.S. import prices down over the year ended August 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.

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