A data chart image of Utah, Idaho, Texas, and Washington have largest percentage job gains from May 2017 to May 2018

Utah, Idaho, Texas, and Washington have largest percentage job gains from May 2017 to May 2018

June 22, 2018

Thirty-five states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in May. The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (+3.4 percent), followed by Idaho (+3.1 percent) and Texas and Washington (+2.9 percent each).

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June 21, 2018

A data chart image of Independent contractors made up 6.9 percent of employment in May 2017

Independent contractors made up 6.9 percent of employment in May 2017

Independent contractors remained the largest of four alternative arrangements, making up 6.9 percent of total employment in May 2017. The second-largest category was on-call workers, at 1.7 percent. Temporary help agency workers accounted for 0.9 percent of total employment, and workers provided by contract firms made up 0.6 percent of total employment.

June 20, 2018

A data chart image of Import price changes by country or region of origin in May 2018

Import price changes by country or region of origin in May 2018

The price index for overall imports increased 4.3 percent for the year ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month advance since the index rose 4.7 percent in February 2017. Imports from Canada rose 8.1 percent over the 12 months ending in May, while imports from China were up 0.3 percent.

June 19, 2018

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand up 3.1 percent for the year ended May 2018

Producer Price Index for final demand up 3.1 percent for the year ended May 2018

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.1 percent for the 12 months ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month increase since it increased 3.1 percent in January 2012.

June 18, 2018

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings unchanged from May 2017 to May 2018

Real average hourly earnings unchanged from May 2017 to May 2018

From May 2017 to May 2018, real average hourly earnings were unchanged, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, real average weekly earnings increased by 0.3 percent over the year.

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