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Job openings rate 3.9 percent in February 2018

April 19, 2018

The total nonfarm job openings rate was 3.9 percent in February 2018. Job openings increased in finance and insurance (+69,000) and state and local government education (+31,000). Job openings decreased in a number of industries with the largest decreases being in accommodation and food services (−91,000), construction (−56,000), and wholesale trade (−38,000).

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April 18, 2018

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U.S. import and export prices increase over the year ending March 2018

Over the 12 months ending in March 2018, U.S. import prices rose 3.6 percent and export prices rose 3.4 percent. Prices for overall fuel imports increased 18.7 percent over that period, as prices for petroleum imports rose 19.4 percent and those for natural gas imports rose 20.0 percent.

April 17, 2018

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Real average weekly earnings up 0.9 percent over the year ended in March 2018

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2017 to March 2018. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

April 16, 2018

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Producer Price Index for final demand up 3.0 percent over the year ended March 2018

From March 2017 to March 2018, the Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Prices for final demand goods increased 3.2 percent, and prices for final demand services increased 2.9 percent.

April 13, 2018

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Consumer Price Index rose 2.4 percent over the year ending March 2018

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.4 percent from March 2017 to March 2018. That was the largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 2017 and higher than the 1.6-percent average annual rate over the past 10 years. Consumer prices for food rose 1.3 percent from March 2017 to March 2018. Prices for food at home rose 0.4 percent, while prices for food away from home rose 2.5 percent. Energy prices were 7.0 percent higher in March 2018 than a year earlier.

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