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Jul
02

Nonfarm payroll employment rises by 4.8 million in June; unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Ability to work from home before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COMMISSIONER'S CORNER

New Metro Area Data from Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

New Metro Area Data from Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

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Demographics of workers in sectors affected by COVID-19 shutdowns

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

How to use modeled estimates to compare wages by location, hours worked, pay method, and work level

Comparing hourly wages by location, work level, and other factors

This article shows how to use modeled estimates to compare wages by location, hours worked, pay method, and work level. read more »

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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How tariffs relate to BLS import and export price indexes

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Latest Numbers

RSS

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
-0.1% in May 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
11.1% in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+4,800,000(p) in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
-$0.35(p) in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.4%(p) in May 2020 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.8% in 1st Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-0.9%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+1.0% in May 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.5% in May 2020 News Release Historical Data