July 20, 2018
Full-time workers age 25 and older without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $554 in the second quarter of 2018. That compares with $726 for high school graduates (no college) and $1,310 for those holding at least a bachelor's degree.read full article »
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July 19, 2018
The multiple jobholding rate—the percentage of workers who held more than one job at the same time—was 4.9 percent in 2017. That was below the rates recorded during the mid-1990s, which were above 6.0 percent. Among most of the major worker groups, the likelihood of workers holding more than one job was lower in 2017 than in the 1990s.
July 18, 2018
From June 2017 to June 2018, U.S. import prices rose 4.3 percent and export prices rose 5.3 percent. The increase in export prices is the largest 12-month increase since the index rose 6.3 percent over the year ending October 2011.
July 17, 2018
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls were unchanged from June 2017 to June 2018. Real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
July 16, 2018
From June 2017 to June 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.9 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 2012. Over that period, energy prices rose 12.0 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 2017.
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