A data chart image of Employment in large metropolitan areas, February 2014

Employment in large metropolitan areas, February 2014

April 18, 2014

From February 2013 to February 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 33 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013, decreased in 4 areas, and was unchanged in Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas.

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April 17, 2014

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Over-the-year percent change in real average hourly earnings, by industry, March 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014. Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014.

April 16, 2014

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Consumer prices up 1.5 percent over the year ended March 2014

From March 2013 to March 2014, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment; this compares to a 1.1-percent increase for the 12 months ending February. 

April 15, 2014

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Producer Price Index for final demand moved up 1.4 percent in 12 months

The Producer Price Index for final demand moved up 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in March (on an unadjusted basis). This is the largest 12-month advance since a 1.7-percent increase in August 2013.

April 14, 2014

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U.S. import prices up in March but down over the year

U.S. import prices advanced 0.6 percent in March 2014 after a 0.9-percent increase in February. Despite the recent advances, import prices fell 0.6 percent over the past year in March. Import prices have not recorded a 12-month rise since the index increased 0.9 percent for the year ended July 2013.

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