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Consumer Price Index

In March, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted; rising 1.9 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in March (SA); up 2.0 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2018 to December 2018. Over the year, compensation rose 2.9 percent, wages and salaries rose 3.1 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.8 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 196,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.6 percent in March, as prices for final demand goods advanced 1.0 percent, and the index for final demand services moved up 0.3 percent. The final demand index increased 2.2 percent for the 12 months ended in March.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity increased 1.9 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2018; unit labor costs increased 2.0 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 2.0 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.2 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.3 percent over the month in March, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and CPI-U increased 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings were unchanged over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Prices for U.S. imports rose 0.6 percent in March, after increasing 1.0 percent the previous month. U.S. export prices advanced 0.7 percent in March following a 0.7-percent rise in February. Prices for imports recorded no change over the past year and export prices advanced 0.6 percent.

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  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • 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)

INFLATION & PRICES

PAY & BENEFITS & WORKPLACE INJURIES

  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employee Benefits in State and Local Government (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • 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)

PRODUCTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

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

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (HTML) (PDF)
  • Economic and Employment Projections (HTML) (PDF)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing (HTML) (PDF)
  • International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: December 20, 2018