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Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

In June, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 5.4 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.9 percent in June (SA); up 4.5 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2021 to June 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.9 percent, wages and salaries rose 3.2 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.2 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 850,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.9 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, professional and business services, retail trade, and other services.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.0 percent in June, as prices for final demand services rose 0.8 percent and the index for final demand goods moved up 1.2 percent. The final demand index advanced 7.3 percent for the 12 months ended in June.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 5.4 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2021; unit labor costs increased 1.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 1.7 percent and unit labor costs increased 10.7 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.5 percent in June, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent and CPI-U increased 0.9 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.9 percent over the month.


U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports increased 1.0 percent in June following a 1.4-percent advance in May. Export prices rose 1.2 percent in June, after increasing 2.2 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 11.2 percent and export prices rose 16.8 percent.

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Last Modified Date: May 28, 2021