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A data chart image of Consumer prices increase 2.1 percent in the 12 months ending November 2019

Consumer prices increase 2.1 percent in the 12 months ending November 2019

December 13, 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending November 2019, a larger rise than the 1.8-percent increase for the period ending October.

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December 12, 2019

A data chart image of Nonfarm business labor productivity up 1.5 percent since third quarter 2018

Nonfarm business labor productivity up 1.5 percent since third quarter 2018

From the third quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2019, nonfarm business labor productivity increased 1.5 percent, reflecting a 2.3-percent increase in output and a 0.9-percent increase in hours worked.

December 11, 2019

A data chart image of People marginally attached to the labor force down 432,000 in November 2019 from a year earlier

People marginally attached to the labor force down 432,000 in November 2019 from a year earlier

In November 2019, there were 1.2 million people marginally attached to the labor force, down by 432,000 from a year earlier. These are people who were not in the labor force, although they wanted work and were available for it and had looked for jobs at some point in the previous 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not actively searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.

December 10, 2019

A data chart image of Nonfarm employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019

Nonfarm employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019. Job growth averaged 180,000 per month thus far in 2019, compared with an average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018. In November, within education and health services, health care added 45,000. Employment also increased in manufacturing (+54,000), reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

December 09, 2019

A data chart image of 7.8 percent of people who worked or looked for work experienced unemployment in 2018

7.8 percent of people who worked or looked for work experienced unemployment in 2018

The number of people who experienced some unemployment during 2018 declined by 1.3 million to 13.2 million. Their share of those who worked or looked for work during the year fell by 0.8 percentage point to 7.8 percent in 2018. That was the lowest rate in the history of the series. In 2018, 168.6 million people worked or looked for work at some time during the year, an increase of 1.1 million from 2017.

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