June 22, 2018
Thirty-five states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in May. The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (+3.4 percent), followed by Idaho (+3.1 percent) and Texas and Washington (+2.9 percent each).read full article »
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June 21, 2018
Independent contractors remained the largest of four alternative arrangements, making up 6.9 percent of total employment in May 2017. The second-largest category was on-call workers, at 1.7 percent. Temporary help agency workers accounted for 0.9 percent of total employment, and workers provided by contract firms made up 0.6 percent of total employment.
June 20, 2018
The price index for overall imports increased 4.3 percent for the year ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month advance since the index rose 4.7 percent in February 2017. Imports from Canada rose 8.1 percent over the 12 months ending in May, while imports from China were up 0.3 percent.
June 19, 2018
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.1 percent for the 12 months ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month increase since it increased 3.1 percent in January 2012.
June 18, 2018
From May 2017 to May 2018, real average hourly earnings were unchanged, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, real average weekly earnings increased by 0.3 percent over the year.
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