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Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

In June, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 3.0 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in June (SA); up 3.3 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 1.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2023 to March 2024. Over the year, total compensation rose 4.2 percent, wages and salaries rose 4.4 percent, and benefit costs rose 3.7 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 206,000 in June, and the unemployment rate changed little at 4.1 percent. Job gains occurred in government, health care, social assistance, and construction.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.2 percent in June. Prices for final demand services increased 0.6 percent, and the index for final demand goods decreased 0.5 percent. Prices for final demand rose 2.6 percent for the 12 months ended in June.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 0.2 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2024; unit labor costs increased 4.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity was unchanged and unit labor costs increased 3.1 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.4 percent in June, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, and CPI-U decreased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.3 percent.


U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports were unchanged in June after a decrease of 0.2 percent the previous month. U.S. export prices fell 0.5 percent in June following a 0.7-percent decline in May. Over the past year, import prices increased 1.6 percent and export prices advanced 0.7 percent.

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Last Modified Date: July 17, 2023