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Consumer Price Index

In April, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 8.3 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.6 percent in April (SA); up 6.2 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 1.4 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2021 to March 2022. Over the year, total compensation rose 4.5 percent, wages and salaries rose 4.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 4.1 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.5 percent in April. Prices for final demand goods advanced 1.3 percent, and the index for final demand services was unchanged. Final demand prices moved up 11.0 percent for the 12 months ended in April.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity decreased 7.5 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2022; unit labor costs increased 11.6 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 0.7 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.1 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, and CPI-U increased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings did not change.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports recorded no change in April, after advancing 2.9 percent in March. Export prices rose 0.6 percent in April following a 4.1-percent increase the previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 12.0 percent and export prices rose 18.0 percent.

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Last Modified Date: April 4, 2022