July 22, 2016
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July 21, 2016
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 111.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $824 (not seasonally adjusted) in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 2.9 percent from a year earlier ($801).
July 20, 2016
Real (adjusted for inflation) average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.5 percent from June 2015 to June 2016, while real average weekly earnings increased 1.2 percent over the same period. Over the past 5 years, the average 12-month change in real average hourly earnings was 0.6 percent and the average 12-month change in real average weekly earnings was 0.7 percent.
July 19, 2016
For the 12 months ending June 2016, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.0 percent, lower than the average 12-month percent change over the past decade of 1.7 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent from June 2015 to June 2016, exceeding its 10-year average of 1.9 percent.
July 18, 2016
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.3 percent over the year ended June 2016. Prices for final demand services (+1.5 percent) and final demand construction (+2.0 percent) both increased, while the index for final demand goods was down 2.2 percent. Services make up 64.3 percent of the final demand index, goods account for 33.6 percent, and construction is less heavily weighted at 2.1 percent.
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