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.read full article »
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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.
October 19, 2016
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.7 percent between September 2015 and September 2016, its largest 12-month percentage increase since the year ending December 2014. The price index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services, representing 69 percent of the final demand index, increased 1.5 percent over the year, the largest 12-month percentage increase since November 2014.
October 18, 2016
From September 2015 to September 2016, U.S. import prices decreased 1.1 percent and export prices decreased 1.5 percent.
October 17, 2016
There were about 1.6 million engineers employed in the United States in May 2015. Mechanical, civil, and industrial engineers together made up half of all employed engineers. The three smallest engineering occupations—agricultural engineers, marine engineers and naval architects, and mining and geological engineers—together made up about 1 percent of total engineer employment.
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