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A data chart image of 66.2 percent of 2019 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2019

66.2 percent of 2019 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2019

May 22, 2020

Of the 3.2 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2019, 2.1 million, or 66.2 percent, were enrolled in colleges or universities in October 2019. For 2019 high school graduates, the college enrollment rate was 69.8 percent for young women and 62.0 percent for young men.

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May 21, 2020

A data chart image of U.S. terms of trade with Canada rise 22.0 percent for year ending April 2020

U.S. terms of trade with Canada rise 22.0 percent for year ending April 2020

From April 2019 to April 2020, the U.S. terms of trade with Canada rose 22.0 percent. Over the same period, the U.S. terms of trade with Germany rose 0.4 percent. Terms of trade with Pacific Rim countries fell 5.8 percent from April 2019 to April 2020.

May 20, 2020

A data chart image of Producer price final demand index down 1.2 percent for the year ended April 2020

Producer price final demand index down 1.2 percent for the year ended April 2020

The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.2 percent for the 12 months ended in April 2020, after having increased 0.7 percent in in the 12 months ended in March. The April decline in final demand prices was the largest since a 1.3-percent decline for the 12 months ended November 2015.

May 19, 2020

A data chart image of Job separations up 8.9 million to high of 14.5 million in March 2020

Job separations up 8.9 million to high of 14.5 million in March 2020

The number of total nonfarm job separations increased by 8.9 million to a record high of 14.5 million in March 2020. Job openings decreased to 6.2 million on the last business day of March. Over the month, hires declined to 5.2 million.

May 18, 2020

A data chart image of Real hourly earnings up 7.5 percent for year ending April 2020, reflecting loss of lower-paying jobs

Real hourly earnings up 7.5 percent for year ending April 2020, reflecting loss of lower-paying jobs

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on nonfarm payrolls increased 7.5 percent from April 2019 to April 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 6.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. The increase in real average hourly and weekly earnings largely reflects the substantial job loss in April among lower-paid workers.

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