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Economic News Releases

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MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Consumer Price Index

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 7.7 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in October (SA); up 6.3 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 1.2 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2022 to September 2022. Over the year, total compensation rose 5.0 percent, wages and salaries rose 5.1 percent, and benefit costs rose 4.9 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, and government. Employment declined in retail trade and in transportation and warehousing.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.3 percent in November. Prices for final demand services advanced 0.4 percent, and the index for final demand goods inched up 0.1 percent. The index for final demand rose 7.4 percent for the 12 months ended in November.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 0.8 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2022; unit labor costs increased 2.4 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 2.9 percent and unit labor costs increased 5.8 percent.

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Real Earnings

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

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.2 percent in October, after declining 1.1 percent in September. Export prices fell 0.3 percent in October following a 1.5-percent drop the previous month. Over the past year, import prices increased 4.2 percent and export prices rose 6.9 percent.

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Last Modified Date: November 30, 2022