A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.9 percent for the 12 months ended in October 2018

Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.9 percent for the 12 months ended in October 2018

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.

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November 15, 2018

A data chart image of Private sector gains 7.4 million jobs and loses 6.7 million jobs in first quarter 2018

Private sector gains 7.4 million jobs and loses 6.7 million jobs in first quarter 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

A data chart image of Unemployment rates down in 308 of the 388 metropolitan areas over the year ending September 2018

Unemployment rates down in 308 of the 388 metropolitan areas over the year ending September 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

A data chart image of Employment rose 9.0 percent in Midland, Texas, from September 2017 to September 2018

Employment rose 9.0 percent in Midland, Texas, from September 2017 to September 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.

November 09, 2018

A data chart image of Less than one unemployed person per job opening in September 2018

Less than one unemployed person per job opening in September 2018

There were 7.0 million job openings on the last business day of September 2018 and about 6.1 million unemployed people in September. The ratio of unemployed people to job openings was 0.9 in September, the lowest rate recorded in the job openings data, which began in December 2000. The number of unemployed persons per job opening has ranged between 0.9 and 1.1 since January 2018.

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