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A data chart image of Job openings fell to 6.8 million in November 2019

Job openings fell to 6.8 million in November 2019

January 23, 2020

On the last business day of November 2019, the number of job openings fell to 6.8 million, down by 561,000 from October. In November, the number of total nonfarm total separations was little changed at 5.6 million. The number of total nonfarm hires was little changed at 5.8 million.

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January 22, 2020

A data chart image of U.S. import prices up 0.5 percent in 2019

U.S. import prices up 0.5 percent in 2019

Prices for imports into the United States rose 0.5 percent in 2019, after decreasing 0.9 percent in 2018. The advance in December 2019 was the largest 12-month increase since import prices rose 0.7 percent between November 2017 and November 2018.

January 21, 2020

A data chart image of Producer prices for final demand up 1.3 percent in 2019

Producer prices for final demand up 1.3 percent in 2019

Producer prices for final demand increased 1.3 percent in 2019, after a 2.6-percent increase in 2018. In 2019, prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services climbed 1.5 percent after increasing 2.8 percent in 2018.

January 17, 2020

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings up 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019

Real average hourly earnings up 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in essentially no change in real average weekly earnings over this period.

January 16, 2020

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Consumer Price Index: 2019 in review

From 2018 to 2019, consumer prices for all items rose 2.3 percent. Over that period, food prices increased 1.8 percent, a slightly larger percentage increase than the 12-month increase of 1.6 percent in 2018. Food at home prices increased 0.7 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of modest increases, as prices rose 0.6 percent in 2018 and 0.9 percent in 2017.

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