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October jobless rates down over the year in 264 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 95

Jobless rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 264 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 94, and unchanged in 31. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 95 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 294.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.4% in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
3.7% in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+261,000(p) in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.12(p) in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.2%(p) in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+1.2% in 3rd Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
+0.3% in 3rd Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.2% in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.3% in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data