Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

April 14, 2017
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.3 percent in March after rising 0.1 percent in February. The index for all items less food and energy fell 0.1 percent in March after increasing 0.2 percent in February. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Cost Index

January 31, 2017
Compensation costs increased 0.5 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2016 to December 2016. Over the year, compensation rose 2.2 percent, wages and salaries are up 2.3 percent, and benefits rose 2.1 percent.Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Employment Situation

April 07, 2017
The unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March, and total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 98,000. Employment increased in professional and business services and in mining, while retail trade lost jobs.Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Producer Price Index 

April 13, 2017
The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 0.1 percent in March. Final demand prices advanced 0.3 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. In March, the indexes for both final demand services and goods fell 0.1 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

Productivity and Costs

March 08, 2017
Productivity increased 1.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2016; unit labor costs increased 1.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 2.0 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.4 percent. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

Real Earnings

April 14, 2017
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.5 percent in March, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent, and CPI-U decreased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.5 percent over the month. Full text: (HTML) (PDF)

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

April 12, 2017
U.S. import prices declined 0.2 percent in March, following increases in each of the 3 previous months. The March downturn was driven by lower fuel import prices. In contrast, the price index for U.S. exports increased 0.2 percent in March, after advancing 0.3 percent in February. 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