A data chart image of Consumer prices up 2.3 percent over year ended September 2018

Consumer prices up 2.3 percent over year ended September 2018

October 15, 2018

Over the 12 months from September 2017 to September 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The September increase was smaller than the 2.7 percent increase for the 12 months ending August 2018.

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October 12, 2018

A data chart image of 57 metro areas had unemployment rates lower than 3.0 percent in August 2018

57 metro areas had unemployment rates lower than 3.0 percent in August 2018

In August 2018, 57 metropolitan areas had unemployment rates of less than 3.0 percent. Unemployment rates were 3.0 percent to 3.9 percent in 142 metropolitan areas.

October 11, 2018

A data chart image of Labor force participation rate at 62.7 percent in September 2018, little changed over last 5 years

Labor force participation rate at 62.7 percent in September 2018, little changed over last 5 years

The labor force participation rate remained at 62.7 percent in September 2018. That is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and older that is working or actively looking for work. The labor force participation rate has fluctuated in a narrow range since late 2013. After rising for more than three decades, the overall labor force participation rate peaked in early 2000 and mostly trended down until late 2013.

October 10, 2018

A data chart image of Employment up 560,000 in professional and business services over the year ended September 2018

Employment up 560,000 in professional and business services over the year ended September 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2,537,000 over the year ended September 2018, a gain of 1.7 percent. Employment in professional and business services increased by 560,000, or 2.7 percent, over the year.

October 09, 2018

A data chart image of Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had largest percent job gains among large areas since August 2008

Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had largest percent job gains among large areas since August 2008

From August 2008 to August 2018, employment increased for all 51 metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more. On average, employment increased 12.1 percent. Over that period, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the largest 10-year percent change (35.3 percent), followed by Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (25.7 percent).

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