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A data chart image of Portland-South Portland, Maine, had the lowest unemployment rate in August 2019

Portland-South Portland, Maine, had the lowest unemployment rate in August 2019

October 11, 2019

In August, Portland-South Portland, Maine, had the lowest unemployment rate, 1.7 percent. The next lowest rates were in Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, 1.9 percent each. Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rates, 23.0 percent and 22.1 percent, respectively.

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October 10, 2019

A data chart image of Producer prices for final demand up 1.4 percent for year ended September 2019

Producer prices for final demand up 1.4 percent for year ended September 2019

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in September 2019. Producer prices for final demand goods fell 0.5 percent over the year, while prices for final demand services rose 2.2 percent.

October 09, 2019

A data chart image of Number of unemployed people decreased by 275,000 to 5.8 million in September 2019

Number of unemployed people decreased by 275,000 to 5.8 million in September 2019

In September, the number of people unemployed decreased by 275,000 to 5.8 million. Among these, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs declined by 304,000 to 2.6 million. This includes people who lost their jobs not due to a temporary layoff (–218,000) and people who lost their jobs because of a temporary layoff (–86,000).

October 08, 2019

A data chart image of Payroll employment increased by 136,000 in September 2019

Payroll employment increased by 136,000 in September 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 136,000 in September 2019. Employment continued to trend up in health care (+39,000) and in professional and business services (+34,000). Average weekly earnings in education and health services were $908.04 in September. Earnings for workers in professional and business services averaged $1,222.35 a week.

October 07, 2019

A data chart image of Ocean City, New Jersey, employment up 7.0 percent over the year ended August 2019

Ocean City, New Jersey, employment up 7.0 percent over the year ended August 2019

In August 2019, 52 metropolitan areas had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 337 were essentially unchanged.

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