A data chart image of Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ending in August

Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ending in August

September 18, 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from August 2013 to August 2014, the smallest 12-month change since March. The index for food rose 2.7 percent over the year, while the index for energy was up 0.4 percent. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 1.7 percent over the last 12 months.

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September 17, 2014

A data chart image of PPI for final demand up 1.8 percent, August 2013–August 2014

PPI for final demand up 1.8 percent, August 2013–August 2014

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ended in August 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). Prices for processed goods for intermediate demand rose 1.3 percent over the year (August 2013 to August 2014), and the index for unprocessed goods for intermediate demand moved down 0.8 percent, the largest 12-month decrease since a 1.9-percent decline in December 2013.

September 16, 2014

A data chart image of U.S. import prices down over the year ended August 2014

U.S. import prices down over the year ended August 2014

Prices for U.S. imports fell 0.4 percent over the year ended in August, the first 12-month decline since a 0.4-percent decrease in April. Export prices advanced 0.4 percent over the past 12 months.

September 15, 2014

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Highest fatal injury rate (22.2 per 100,000) in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2013

The overall fatal work injury rate for U.S. workers in 2013 was 3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry recorded the highest fatal injury rate of any industry, at 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 FTE workers.

September 12, 2014

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Employer costs for employee compensation, June 2014

In June 2014, the average cost per hour worked for employee compensation among private industry employers varied considerably by major occupational group. In management, professional, and related occupations, for example, employers spent an average of $53.52 per hour worked ($37.20 for wages and salaries and $16.33 for benefits), while in service occupations, employer costs were $14.10 per hour ($10.72 for wages and salaries and $3.39 for benefits).

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