April 20, 2018
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 113.4 million full-time wage and salary workers were $881 in the first quarter of 2018. That was 1.8 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 2.2 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period. Women had median weekly earnings of $783, or 81.1 percent of the $965 median for men.read full article »
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April 19, 2018
The total nonfarm job openings rate was 3.9 percent in February 2018. Job openings increased in finance and insurance (+69,000) and state and local government education (+31,000). Job openings decreased in a number of industries with the largest decreases being in accommodation and food services (−91,000), construction (−56,000), and wholesale trade (−38,000).
April 18, 2018
Over the 12 months ending in March 2018, U.S. import prices rose 3.6 percent and export prices rose 3.4 percent. Prices for overall fuel imports increased 18.7 percent over that period, as prices for petroleum imports rose 19.4 percent and those for natural gas imports rose 20.0 percent.
April 17, 2018
Real average hourly earnings increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2017 to March 2018. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
April 16, 2018
From March 2017 to March 2018, the Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Prices for final demand goods increased 3.2 percent, and prices for final demand services increased 2.9 percent.
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