A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Sep
19

Import and export prices both up 0.6% in August; higher fuel prices the main contributor

U.S. import prices increased 0.6 percent in August and 2.1 percent over the past 12 months. Higher prices for both fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the rise in August. The price index for U.S. exports also advanced 0.6 percent in August and 2.3 percent over the past year.

HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts

read more »

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION »

  • Regional Homepages

    BLS offers many types of data for regions, states and local areas. To browse for available information, visit the regional pages to the right or use the economic news release finder below.

    Economic news release finder

  • New England
  • New York-New Jersey
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Southwest
  • Mountian-Plains
  • West

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Monthly Labor Review: Employment trends by typical entry-level education requirement

Employment trends by typical entry-level education requirement

This article examines national job gains and losses by entry-level education requirement from May 2007 to May 2016. read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

Spending on arts and entertainment admissions

Spending on arts and entertainment admissions

This Spotlight examines consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events. read more »

HURRICANE IRMA

Employment, wages, and establishment counts in flood zones impacted by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

Maps showing employment, wages, and establishment counts in flood zones impacted by Hurricane Irma. read more »

COMMISSIONER'S CORNER

In honor of Labor Day, let’s take a look at some fast facts we’ve compiled that show the current picture of our labor market.

Labor Day 2017 Fast Facts

In honor of Labor Day, let’s take a look at some fast facts we’ve compiled that show the current picture of our labor market. read more »

BLS REPORTS

Highlights of women’s earnings in 2016

Highlights of women’s earnings in 2016

In 2016, women who worked full time had median weekly earnings that were 82 percent of men's, up from 62 percent in 1979. read more »

Latest Numbers

RSS

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.4% in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
4.4% in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+156,000(p) in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.03(p) in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.2%(p) in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.5% in 2nd Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
+1.5%(r) in 2nd Qtr of 2017 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.6% in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.6% in Aug 2017 News Release Historical Data