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May jobless rates down over the year in 346 of 387 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 319

Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 36, and unchanged in 5. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 319 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 63, and unchanged in 5.

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MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

The relationship between access to benefits and weekly work hours

Employee benefits often depend on weekly work hours. Part-time workers consistently show lower access rates to benefits than full-time workers.
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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

The cost of 'basic necessities' has risen slightly more than inflation over the last 30 years

This article constructs three pairs of experimental indexes for three different sets of goods and services. read more »

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Job openings reach a new high in 2014, hires and quits also increase

This article examines 2014 job openings and labor turnover data, and compares it to historical data for perspective on how the labor market has evolved.
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SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

BLS statistics by occupation

A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between

How big are the differences between the highest levels of pay and the lowest levels? Have they grown?

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

The 2014 plunge in import petroleum prices: What happened?

Throughout the first half of 2014, import petroleum prices rose 10.7 percent following a near 2-year low at the end of 2013. read more »

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.4% in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
5.5% in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+280,000(p) in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.08(p) in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.5%(p) in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.7% in 1st Qtr of 2015 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-3.1%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2015 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
+1.3% in May 2015 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
+0.6% in May 2015 News Release Historical Data