November 19, 2018
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.5 percent from October 2017 to October 2018. Consumer prices for food rose 1.2 percent during that period. Prices for food at home changed little over the year (up 0.1 percent), while prices for food away from home rose 2.5 percent. Energy prices were 8.9 percent higher in October 2018 than a year earlier.read full article »
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November 16, 2018
For the 12 months ended in October 2018, the Producer Price Index for final demand rose 2.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Prices for final demand goods increased 3.6 percent, while prices for final demand services increased 2.4 percent over the year.
November 15, 2018
From December 2017 to March 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 7.4 million. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 6.7 million. The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 740,000 jobs in the private sector during the first quarter of 2018.
November 14, 2018
In September 2018, unemployment rates were lower than they were a year earlier in 308 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 58 areas, and unchanged in 22 areas. A total of 201 metropolitan areas had jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 3.6 percent, 169 areas had rates above it, and 18 areas had rates equal to that of the nation. In September 2018, the national unemployment rate was 3.6 percent.
November 13, 2018
Fifty-eight metropolitan areas had increases in nonfarm payroll employment from September 2017 to September 2018. One area had a decrease, and 329 areas had essentially no change in employment. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+9.0 percent), and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, and Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (+7.0 percent each). Employment in Wilmington, North Carolina, fell 3.6 percent over the year.
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