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MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Consumer Price Index

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 1.8 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in October (SA); up 2.3 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from June 2019 to September 2019. Over the year, compensation rose 2.8 percent, with wages and salaries rising 2.9 percent and benefit costs increasing 2.3 percent.

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Employment Situation

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent. Food services and drinking places, social assistance, and financial activities added jobs. Employment fell in motor vehicles and parts manufacturing due to a strike.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in October, as the index for final demand services rose 0.3 percent and prices for final demand goods advanced 0.7 percent. The final demand index moved up 1.1 percent for the 12 months ended in October.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity decreased 0.3 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the third quarter of 2019; unit labor costs increased 3.6 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity declined 0.1 percent and unit labor costs increased 3.6 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.2 percent over the month in October, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.1 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices dropped 0.5 percent in October, after increasing 0.1 percent in September. The price index for U.S. exports decreased 0.1 percent in October following a 0.2-percent drop in September. Over the last year, import prices dropped 3.0 percent and export prices declined 2.2 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 (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 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: November 21, 2019