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Consumer Price Index

In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged, seasonally adjusted; rising 1.7 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September (SA); up 2.4 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2019 to June 2019. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.3 percent.

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Employment Situation

The unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 136,000. Employment in health care and in professional and business services continued to trend up.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.3 percent in September, as prices for final demand services declined 0.2 percent, and the index for final demand goods dropped 0.4 percent. The final demand index advanced 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in September.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 2.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the second quarter of 2019; unit labor costs increased 2.6 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 2.2 percent and unit labor costs increased 6.7 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings were unchanged over the month in September, seasonally adjusted. Both average hourly earnings and CPI-U were essentially unchanged. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices increased 0.2 percent in September, after falling 0.2 percent in August. The price index for U.S. exports decreased 0.2 percent in September following a 0.6- percent drop in August. Import and export prices declined 1.6 percent over the past year.

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  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (HTML) (PDF)
  • Computer and Internet Use at Work (HTML) (PDF)
  • Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements (HTML) (PDF)
  • County Employment and Wages (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employee Tenure (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Characteristics of Families (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Situation of Veterans (HTML) (PDF)
  • Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Labor Market Activity, Education, and Partner Status among Americans: Results from a Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages (HTML) (PDF)
  • Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Regional and State Unemployment (Annual) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Summer Employment and Unemployment among Youth (HTML) (PDF)
  • Union Members (HTML) (PDF)
  • Unpaid Eldercare in the United States — 2013–14 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Volunteering in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Work At Home (HTML) (PDF)
  • Work Experience of the Population (HTML) (PDF)
  • Worker Displacement (HTML) (PDF)
  • Workers on Flexible and Shift Schedules (HTML) (PDF)

INFLATION & PRICES

PAY & BENEFITS & WORKPLACE INJURIES

  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employment Cost Index (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Major Work Stoppages (HTML ) (PDF)
  • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey (HTML) (PDF)

PRODUCTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Multifactor Productivity Trends (HTML) (PDF)
  • Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing (HTML) (PDF)
  • Productivity and Costs (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale and Retail Trade, Food Services and Drinking Places (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Projections (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: August 29, 2019