Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

May 12, 2017
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent in April after falling 0.3 percent in March. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in April after declining 0.1 percent in March. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Cost Index

April 28, 2017
Compensation costs increased 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2016 to March 2017. Over the year, compensation rose 2.4 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.5 percent, and benefits rose 2.2 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Situation

May 05, 2017
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Producer Price Index 

May 11, 2017
The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.5 percent in April. Final demand prices edged down 0.1 percent in March and climbed 0.3 percent in February. In April, the final demand services index increased 0.4 percent, and prices for final demand goods rose 0.5 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Productivity and Costs

May 04, 2017
Productivity decreased 0.6 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2017; unit labor costs increased 3.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 0.4 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

May 12, 2017
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, and CPI-U increased 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.4 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

May 10, 2017
The price index for U.S. imports advanced 0.5 percent in April, after ticking up 0.1 percent the previous month. Higher fuel prices and nonfuel prices both contributed to the increase in April. U.S. export prices rose 0.2 percent in April following a 0.1-percent advance in March. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

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Quarterly, annual, and other

  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing and Mining Industries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale and Retail Trade, Food Services and Drinking Places (HTML) (PDF)


  • 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: February 15, 2017