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Productivity increases 7.3% in Q2 2020; unit labor costs rise 12.2% (annual rates)

Productivity increased 7.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the second quarter of 2020; unit labor costs increased 12.2 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 15.5 percent and unit labor costs increased 31.1 percent.

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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food prices and data collection

This article describes the pandemic's impact on import and export, producer, and consumer prices. read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

Labor market access and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs

This Spotlight presents data that can help increase labor market access and opportunity for people with disabilities. read more »

CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY

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New data measuring effects of COVID-19 pandemic on labor market

New data from our survey of households looks at telework, inability to work, pay status, and job search during pandemic. read more »

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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Nearly 50 years of occupational safety and health data

This article recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and discusses BLS job safety data. read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

Trends that have contributed to slower overall U.S. labor force growth

How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth

This Spotlight looks at the underlying trends that have contributed to slower overall U.S. labor force growth. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.6% in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
10.2% in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+1,763,000(p) in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.07(p) in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.6%(p) in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.5% in 2nd Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
+7.3% in 2nd Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.7% in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.8% in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data