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Real average hourly earnings up 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019

January 17, 2020

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in essentially no change in real average weekly earnings over this period.

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January 16, 2020

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Consumer Price Index: 2019 in review

From 2018 to 2019, consumer prices for all items rose 2.3 percent. Over that period, food prices increased 1.8 percent, a slightly larger percentage increase than the 12-month increase of 1.6 percent in 2018. Food at home prices increased 0.7 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of modest increases, as prices rose 0.6 percent in 2018 and 0.9 percent in 2017.

January 15, 2020

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Unemployment rate 5.0 percent in construction, 1.9 percent in information industry, in December 2019

In December 2019, the unemployment rate was 5.0 percent among workers who were previously employed in construction and leisure and hospitality. Workers who were previously employed in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had a jobless rate of 3.8 percent in December.

January 14, 2020

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Nonfarm employment rose 145,000 in December 2019 and 2.1 million for all of 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 145,000 in December 2019. In 2019, payroll employment rose by 2.1 million, down from a gain of 2.7 million in 2018. In December, notable job gains occurred in retail trade and health care, while mining and logging lost jobs.

January 13, 2020

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Trends in casino employment from 2001 to 2018

From 2001 to 2018, employment in privately owned casino hotels remained fairly steady but fell 29 percent in privately owned casinos without hotels. In casinos without hotels that were owned by local government—mostly Indian tribes—employment increased 34 percent from 2001 to 2012. These casinos lost 20 percent of their employment from 2012 to 2018, however. In casino hotels owned by local government, employment rose nearly 600 percent from 2001 to 2018.

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