September 19, 2017
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2016 to August 2017. Over the same period, real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent. In the information industry, real average hourly earnings increased 2.2 percent for all employees and 0.1 percent for production and nonsupervisory employees.read full article »
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September 18, 2017
From August 2016 to August 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.9 percent. Consumer prices for recreation commodities fell 3.4 percent, while prices for recreation services increased 3.8 percent. Recreation commodities represent about 1.7 percent of the total CPI-U market basket, compared with 4.0 percent for recreation services.
September 15, 2017
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.4 percent (not seasonally adjusted) for the 12 months ended in August 2017. The final demand goods index increased 3.1 percent over the past 12 months, while the final demand services index increased 2.1 percent.
September 14, 2017
On the last business day of July 2017, there were 5.7 million private industry job openings, an increase of 241,000 from July 2016. The largest over-the-year increase among major industries was in other services (126,000). Professional and business services decreased by 149,000.
September 13, 2017
The youngest baby boomers were employed during 78 percent of all the weeks from age 18 to age 50. They were unemployed (without jobs but seeking work) 5 percent of the weeks. They were not in the labor force (neither working nor seeking work) 18 percent of the weeks. At every education level, women spent fewer weeks employed than men. Overall, women were employed 71 percent of weeks from age 18 to age 50, and men were employed 84 percent of weeks.
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