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Economy at a Glance
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Midwest Region

Midwest Region - Monthly Data
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Data
July
2020
Aug
2020
Sept
2020
Oct
2020
Nov
2020
Dec
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

34,225.2 34,595.7 34,394.1 34,580.9 34,363.1 34,327.0

Employment(1)

31,362.9 31,835.2 31,919.8 32,596.4 32,450.4 32,375.9

Unemployment(1)

2,862.3 2,760.6 2,474.3 1,984.5 1,912.7 1,951.1

Unemployment Rate(2)

8.4 8.0 7.2 5.7 5.6 5.7

Consumer Price Index

CPI-U, All items(3)

240.430 241.362 241.878 241.740 241.316 241.453

CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change

  0.7 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.1

CPI-W, All items(4)

234.614 235.713 236.142 235.930 235.506 235.638

CPI-W, All items, 12-month % change

  0.7 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) All Urban Consumers, Base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.
(4) Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Base: 1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted.

Midwest Region - Quarterly Data
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Data
3rd Qtr
2019
4th Qtr
2019
1st Qtr
2020
2nd Qtr
2020
3rd Qtr
2020

Employment Cost Index, Private Industry

Total Compensation(1)

135.0 135.7 137.5 137.6 138.2

Compensation, 12-month % change

2.6 2.6 3.0 2.6 2.4

Wages & Salaries(1)

135.0 136.0 138.2 137.9 138.7

Wages & Salaries, 12-month % change

2.7 2.8 3.5 2.9 2.7

Footnotes
(1) Private industry workers, Base: December 2005=100, quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted.

Data extracted on: January 27, 2021

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Databases & Tables" tab at the top of this page.

 

Geographically based survey data available from BLS:

Employment & Unemployment

Prices & Living Conditions

Compensation & Working Conditions