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Economic News Releases

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MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Consumer Price Index

In April, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers fell 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 0.3 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy fell 0.4 percent in April (SA); up 1.4 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs rose 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2019 to March 2020. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, with wages and salaries rising 3.1 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.1 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment fell sharply in all major industry sectors, with heavy job losses in leisure and hospitality.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.3 percent in April, as prices for final demand goods dropped 3.3 percent and the index for final demand services moved down 0.2 percent. The final demand index fell 1.2 percent for the 12 months ended in April.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity decreased 2.5 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the first quarter of 2020; unit labor costs increased 4.8 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity decreased 3.3 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.6 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings increased 5.6 percent over the month in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 4.7 percent and CPI-U decreased 0.8 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 5.8 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices fell 2.6 percent in April, after decreasing 2.4 percent in March. Prices for exports declined 3.3 percent in April following a 1.7-percent drop in March. Over the past 12 months, import prices decreased 6.8 percent and export prices fell 7.0 percent.

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  • Access to and Use of Leave (HTML) (PDF)
  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Applicants and Benefit Recipients (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 Situation of Veterans (HTML) (PDF)
  • Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules (HTML) (PDF)
  • Labor Market Activity, Education, and Partner Status among Americans: Results from a Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National 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) (Charts)
  • 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)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Cost Index (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Major Work Stoppages (HTML ) (PDF)
  • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Requirements Survey (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) (Charts)
  • 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)
  • Employment Projections (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: March 12, 2020