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Consumer Price Index

In August, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted; rising 1.7 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in August (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

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, and the unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent. Federal government employment rose, largely due to the hiring of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. Health care and financial activities also added jobs, while mining lost jobs.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.1 percent in August, as prices for final demand services advanced 0.3 percent, and the index for final demand goods fell 0.5 percent. The final demand index increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ended in August.

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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 increased 0.4 percent over the month in August, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent and CPI-U increased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.6 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices fell 0.5 percent in August, after rising 0.1 percent in July. The price index for U.S. exports decreased 0.6 percent in August following a 0.2-percent increase in July. Import prices declined 2.0 percent over the past year and export prices fell 1.4 percent.

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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