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Economic News Releases

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MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Consumer Price Index

In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September (SA); up 1.7 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs rose 0.5 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from March 2020 to June 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.2 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 percent. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.4 percent in September, as prices for both final demand services and final demand goods also rose 0.4 percent. The final demand index increased 0.4 percent for the 12 months ended in September.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 10.1 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the second quarter of 2020; unit labor costs increased 9.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 14.6 percent and unit labor costs increased 29.1 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month in September, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and CPI-U increased 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices rose 0.3 percent in September following a 1.0-percent increase in August. Prices for U.S. exports advanced 0.6 percent in September, after rising 0.5 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices declined 1.1 percent and export prices fell 1.8 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) (Charts)
  • 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 (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

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) (Charts)
  • 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: September 24, 2020