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April jobless rates down in 13 states; payroll jobs up in 11 states

In April, unemployment rates were lower in 13 states and the District of Columbia and stable in 37 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 11 states and was essentially unchanged in 39 states and the District.

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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Retail trade employment before, during, and after the pandemic

This article examines trends in retail employment. It discusses e-commerce, the pandemic, and projected future employment. read more

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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PPI and CPI seasonal adjustment during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article explains how BLS mitigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on seasonally adjusted price indexes. read more

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Effects of COVID-19 spending changes on inflation measures

This article examines how changes in consumer spending early in the pandemic affected measures of consumer inflation. read more

CAREER OUTLOOK

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You’re a What? Climatologist

For Earth Day, learn about the important work of a climatologist. read more

SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

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Construction Industry: Characteristics of the Employed, 2003–20

This article examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of construction industry workers. read more

Latest Numbers

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.3% in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
3.6% in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+428,000(p) in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.10(p) in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.5%(p) in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+1.4% in 1st Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-7.5% in 1st Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
unchanged in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.6% in Apr 2022 News Release Historical Data