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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Challenges of seasonal adjusting employment data during COVID-19

Seasonal adjustment seeks to remove fluctuations caused by the yearly cycle of seasons. The pandemic complicated this task. read more

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

Latest Numbers

RSS

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