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.read full article »
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October 10, 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
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
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
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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