A data chart image of Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

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.

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September 18, 2017

A data chart image of Video and audio product prices fall 6.8 percent over year and audio services up 5.4 percent

Video and audio product prices fall 6.8 percent over year and audio services up 5.4 percent

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

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.4 percent over the year ended August 2017

Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.4 percent over the year ended August 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

A data chart image of Private job openings increase by 241,000 from July 2016 to July 2017

Private job openings increase by 241,000 from July 2016 to July 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

A data chart image of Youngest baby boomers employed an average of 78 percent of weeks from ages 18 to 50

Youngest baby boomers employed an average of 78 percent of weeks from ages 18 to 50

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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