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Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged, seasonally adjusted, and rose 3.2 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in October (SA); up 4.0 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 1.1 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2023 to September 2023. Over the year, total compensation rose 4.3 percent, wages and salaries rose 4.6 percent, and benefit costs rose 4.1 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 150,000 in October, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.9 percent. Job gains occurred in health care, government, and social assistance. Employment declined in manufacturing due to strike activity.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.5 percent in October. Prices for final demand goods decreased 1.4 percent, and the index for final demand services was unchanged. Prices for final demand rose 1.3 percent for the 12 months ended in October.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 4.7 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2023; unit labor costs decreased 0.8 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 0.7 percent and unit labor costs increased 7.0 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent in October, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent, and CPI-U was unchanged. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent.


U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.8 percent in October following a 0.4-percent advance in September. U.S. export prices fell 1.1 percent in October, after rising 0.5 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices declined 2.0 percent and export prices fell 4.9 percent.

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Last Modified Date: July 17, 2023