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December jobless rates down in 11 states, up in 4; payroll jobs up in 3 states

In December 2019, unemployment rates were lower in 11 states, higher in 4 states, and stable in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 3 states and was essentially unchanged in 47 states and the District.

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SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

The reasons workers use leave and the reasons they did not take available leave.

Workers' Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18

This Spotlight examines the reasons workers use leave and the reasons they did not take available leave. read more »

BLS REPORTS

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Women in the labor force: a databook

Women’s involvement in the labor market has changed in notable ways over the decades. This report highlights those changes. read more »

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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70 years of the Occupational Outlook Handbook

This mainstay of career guidance turned 70 years old in 2019. This article describes how and why it has changed since 1949. read more »

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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Checking out productivity in grocery stores

This article reviews new technologies in grocery stores and looks at trends in employment, hours, and labor productivity. read more »

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Earnings weakness for manufacturing production workers, 1990–2018

Average hourly earnings have grown strongly in a few manufacturing industries, but others have had slower growth rates. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.2% in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
3.5% in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+145,000(p) in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.03(p) in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.1%(p) in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-0.2%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.3% in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.2% in Dec 2019 News Release Historical Data