A data chart image of October unemployment rates down over the year in 354 of 372 metro areas

October unemployment rates down over the year in 354 of 372 metro areas

December 18, 2014

Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 354 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 14 areas, and unchanged in 4 areas. Eight areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 144 areas had rates lower than 5.0 percent.

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December 17, 2014

A data chart image of Ames, Iowa, had highest share of employment in government among metro areas

Ames, Iowa, had highest share of employment in government among metro areas

Ames, Iowa, had the highest share of nonfarm employment in government, 42.6 percent, among metropolitan areas in October 2014. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, had the lowest share, at 7.2 percent.

December 16, 2014

A data chart image of PPI up 1.4 percent from November 2013 to November 2014

PPI up 1.4 percent from November 2013 to November 2014

The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in November 2014. That was the smallest 12-month increase since a 1.2-percent rise from February 2013 to February 2014.

December 15, 2014

A data chart image of U.S. import and export prices down over the year

U.S. import and export prices down over the year

U.S. import prices fell 2.3 percent over the year ended in November. Export prices declined 1.9 percent over the same period.

December 12, 2014

A data chart image of Employer costs for employee compensation $35.27 per hour in New England

Employer costs for employee compensation $35.27 per hour in New England

Total employer compensation costs for private industry workers averaged $30.32 per hour worked in September 2014. By region, employer costs for employee compensation ranged from $24.29 in the East South Central states to $35.27 per hour in the New England states.

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