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69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2016

May 22, 2017

Of the 3.1 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million, or 69.7 percent, were enrolled in college in October 2016. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October 2016 was little changed from the rate in October 2015.

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Real hourly earnings up 0.4 percent over the year ending April 2017

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, for all private sector employees from April 2016 to April 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.

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Apparel prices up 0.5 percent over the year ending April 2017

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A data chart image of PPI final demand index up 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017

PPI final demand index up 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017

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