A data chart image of 25 states added jobs from July 2018 to July 2019

25 states added jobs from July 2018 to July 2019

August 21, 2019

From July 2018 to July 2019, 25 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 25 states and the District of Columbia were essentially unchanged.

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August 20, 2019

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Labor productivity up 1.8 percent from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 1.8 percent from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019, reflecting a 2.6-percent increase in output and a 0.8-percent increase in hours worked. This was the largest over the-year increase since a 2.2-percent gain from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015.

August 19, 2019

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Prices for U.S. imports decreased 1.8 percent for the year ending July 2019

Prices for U.S. imports decreased 1.8 percent for the year ending July 2019, while prices for exports decreased 0.2 percent over the same 12 months.

August 16, 2019

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Real average weekly earnings up 0.8 percent from July 2018 to July 2019

Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 3.2 percent from July 2018 to July 2019. This increase, combined with a −0.6-percent change in the average workweek and a 1.8-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U), resulted in a 0.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.

August 15, 2019

A data chart image of Food for thought: changes in consumer prices for food at home and away from home

Food for thought: changes in consumer prices for food at home and away from home

Whether you are cooking at home or eating out, keeping an eye on food prices helps us maintain our household budget. For the year ended July 2019, prices for food at home increased 0.6 percent, while prices for food away from home increased 3.2 percent. This compared with an increase of 1.8 percent for all items over that period.

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