May 23, 2018
The price index for U.S. exports increased 3.8 percent over the year ended April 2018, the largest 12-month increase since November 2011. Prices for transportation equipment exports, which account for 18.1 percent of U.S. exports, increased 1.6 percent over the past year.read full article »
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May 22, 2018
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.2 percent from April 2017 to April 2018. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
May 21, 2018
For the 12 months ended April 2018, the Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.6 percent. The index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services advanced 2.5 percent over the past year. The index for energy went up 9.0 percent.
May 18, 2018
Over the 12 months from April 2017 to April 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Prices for food increased 1.4 percent. Prices for energy increased 7.9 percent. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.1 percent.
May 17, 2018
There were 6.6 million job openings on the last business day of March 2018 and also 6.6 million unemployed people in March. The ratio of unemployed people to job openings was 1.0 in March, the lowest since the job openings data began in December 2000.
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