A data chart image of Arkansas and Tennessee unemployment rates decline 1.3 percentage points from July 2015 to July 2016

Arkansas and Tennessee unemployment rates decline 1.3 percentage points from July 2015 to July 2016

August 24, 2016

From July 2015 to July 2016, 10 states and the District of Columbia experienced statistically significant unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which occurred in Arkansas and Tennessee.

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August 23, 2016

A data chart image of New York added 37,500 jobs in July 2016

New York added 37,500 jobs in July 2016

In July 2016, 15 states had statistically significant over-the-month increases in nonfarm payroll employment in July 2016. The largest job gains occurred in New York (+37,500), California (+36,400), and Florida (+28,100). In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in North Dakota and Vermont (+1.0 percent each), followed by Maine (+0.7 percent).

August 22, 2016

A data chart image of Youth unemployment rate, 11.5 percent; employment–population ratio, 53.2 percent in July 2016

Youth unemployment rate, 11.5 percent; employment–population ratio, 53.2 percent in July 2016

The youth labor force grows sharply between April and July each year. Students search for or take summer jobs, and many graduates enter the labor market.

August 19, 2016

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent from July 2015 to July 2016

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent from July 2015 to July 2016

Real average hourly earnings increased 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from July 2015 to July 2016. This increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 1.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

August 18, 2016

A data chart image of Consumer food prices rise 0.2 percent from July 2015 to July 2016

Consumer food prices rise 0.2 percent from July 2015 to July 2016

The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. Food accounts for about 14 percent of the CPI-U market basket, and food prices rose 0.2% percent over the year.

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