December 17, 2018
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.8 percent from November 2017 to November 2018. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.read full article »
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December 14, 2018
From November 2017 to November 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.2 percent, the same as the increase for the year ending November 2017. Over the year ending November 2018, energy prices rose 3.1 percent, the smallest 12-month increase since the year ending June 2017.
December 13, 2018
The number of hires edged up to 5.9 million in October 2018, nearly matching the series high in August 2018. The number of job separations was little changed at 5.6 million in October. The number of quits in October was 3.5 million, and the number of layoffs and discharges was 1.7 million. The number of other separations was little changed in October at 351,000.
December 12, 2018
In November 2018, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the third month in a row, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 6.0 million. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) declined by 120,000 to 1.3 million in November. These individuals accounted for 20.8 percent of the unemployed.
December 11, 2018
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November 2018. Over the November 2017 to November 2018 period, employment increased by 2,443,000, or 1.7 percent.
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