October 26, 2016
New Hampshire and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates in September 2016, 2.9 percent each. The unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 0.7 percentage point higher than its historical low set in March 1988 (2.2 percent). The rate for South Dakota was 0.5 percentage point higher than its historical low set in July 2000 (2.4 percent). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, 6.9 percent.read full article »
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October 25, 2016
Manufacturing employment decreased by 26,800 in Texas over the year ended September 2016. Following Texas, California (−18,000), Illinois (−11,500), and Oklahoma (−9,300) had the largest declines in employment in the industry. In contrast, Florida (+11,800), Michigan (+8,100), and Tennessee (+7,500) added the most manufacturing jobs over the year.
October 24, 2016
Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $827 in the third quarter of 2016. Among the major race and ethnicity groups, median weekly earnings were lower for Hispanics ($632) and Blacks ($685) than they were for Whites ($854) and Asians ($1,010).
October 21, 2016
Real average hourly earnings for private sector employees increased 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2015 to September 2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
October 20, 2016
Over the 12 months from September 2015 to September 2016, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted). The food index declined 0.3 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index fell 2.9 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent.
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