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.read full article »
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October 12, 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
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
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
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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