A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings up 0.3 percent for year ending March 2017

Real average hourly earnings up 0.3 percent for year ending March 2017

April 21, 2017

Real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 0.3 percent from March 2016 to March 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in no change in real average weekly earnings over the year.

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April 20, 2017

A data chart image of CPI rose 2.4 percent over the 12 months ending March 2017

CPI rose 2.4 percent over the 12 months ending March 2017

From March 2016 to March 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index rose 2.4 percent. This was smaller than the 2.7-percent rise for the year ending February 2017. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent over the past year, the smallest 12-month increase since November 2015. The energy index rose 10.9 percent over the year, while the food index increased 0.5 percent.

April 19, 2017

A data chart image of Unemployment rates decline in 274 metropolitan areas over the year ending February 2017

Unemployment rates decline in 274 metropolitan areas over the year ending February 2017

Unemployment rates were lower in February 2017 than a year earlier in 274 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 88 areas, and unchanged in 26 areas. Ten areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent, and 11 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent.

April 18, 2017

A data chart image of Camden and Dallas had highest percent increases in employment for year ended February 2017

Camden and Dallas had highest percent increases in employment for year ended February 2017

From February 2016 to February 2017, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 34 of the 38 metropolitan divisions and fell in 4. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions occurred in Camden, New Jersey, and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (+3.7 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease occurred in Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, Massachusetts-New Hampshire (-1.1 percent).

April 17, 2017

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand goods increased 4.0 percent over the year ending March 2017

Producer Price Index for final demand goods increased 4.0 percent over the year ending March 2017

The Producer Price Index for final demand goods increased 4.0 percent over the year ending March 2017, outpacing the Producer Price Index for final demand, which increased 2.3 percent over this period. This increase in the final demand goods index was largely driven by an increase in the final demand energy index, which increased 15.2 percent from March 2016 to March 2017.

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