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U.S. import prices record no change in April; export prices advance 0.6%

Prices for U.S. imports recorded no change in April, after advancing 2.9 percent in March. Export prices rose 0.6 percent in April following a 4.1-percent increase the previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 12.0 percent and export prices rose 18.0 percent.

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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):
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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