Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

March 13, 2018
In February, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 2.2 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February (SA); up 1.8 percent over the year (NSA). Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Cost Index

January 31, 2018
Compensation costs increased 0.6 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2017 to December 2017. Over the year, compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.5 percent, and benefits rose 2.5 percent.Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Situation

March 09, 2018
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining.Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Producer Price Index

March 14, 2018
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.2 percent in February, as prices for final demand services advanced 0.3 percent, while the index for final demand goods edged down 0.1 percent. The final demand index increased 2.8 percent for the 12 months ended in February. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Productivity and Costs

March 07, 2018
Productivity was unchanged (0.0 percent) in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2017; unit labor costs increased 2.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 6.0 percent and unit labor costs decreased 3.3 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Real Earnings

March 13, 2018
Real average hourly earnings were unchanged in February, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent, and CPI-U increased 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

March 15, 2018
U.S. import prices advanced 0.4 percent in February and 3.5 percent over the past 12 months. Higher prices for nonfuel imports more than offset lower prices for fuel imports in February. Prices for U.S. exports increased 0.2 percent in February and 3.3 percent over the past year. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Subscribe to the BLS News Service to receive the above news releases by e-mail.





Data in archived news releases may have been revised in subsequent releases. The latest data, including any revisions, may be obtained from the databases accessible on the program homepages.



Quarterly, annual, and other

  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF)
  • 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 Experience of Youths: Results from a Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Situation of Veterans (HTML) (PDF)
  • Extended Mass Layoffs (HTML) (PDF)
  • Extended Mass Layoffs Associated with Domestic and Overseas Relocations (HTML) (PDF)
  • Firm Size Class Quarterly Data (HTML) (PDF)
  • Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Married Parents' Use of Time, 2003-06 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results From A 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)
  • 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)



  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in State and Local Government (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Cost Index (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Major Work Stoppages (HTML ) (PDF)
  • Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Pay Relatives (HTML) (PDF)


  • 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)
  • 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)


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


  • International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing (HTML) (PDF)
  • International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends (HTML) (PDF)



Last Modified Date: January 4, 2018