May 22, 2017
Of the 3.1 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million, or 69.7 percent, were enrolled in college in October 2016. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October 2016 was little changed from the rate in October 2015.read full article »
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May 19, 2017
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, for all private sector employees from April 2016 to April 2017. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
May 18, 2017
Over the year ending April 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) apparel index rose 0.5 percent, a smaller percentage increase than the 2.2-percent over-the-year increase for the CPI-U for all items. Apparel makes up about 3.1 percent of the total CPI-U market basket.
May 17, 2017
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017, the largest increase since moving up 2.8 percent for the 12 months ended February 2012.
May 16, 2017
Prices for U.S. imports rose 4.1 percent for the year ended in April. The price index for import fuel advanced 42.7 percent over the past year in contrast to a 31.7-percent decline for the previous 12-month period ended April 2016.
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