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Payroll employment increases in February (+295,000); unemployment rate edges down to 5.5%

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent. Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

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Consumer Expenditures in 2013

Consumer spending in 2013 decreased 0.7 percent from 2012, based on annual data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey. read more »

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

BEYOND THE NUMBERS

Disability insurance plans: trends in employee access and employer costs

This article examines trends in employer-provided disability insurance coverage. read more »

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

Occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in public transportation

In 2013, approximately 5,780 transit and intercity bus drivers experienced a days-away-from-work injury or illness.
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
-0.7% in Jan 2015 News Release Historical Data

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

Payroll Employment:
+295,000(p) in Feb 2015 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.03(p) in Feb 2015 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
-0.8%(p) in Jan 2015 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.6% in 4th Qtr of 2014 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-2.2%(r) in 4th Qtr of 2014 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
-2.8% in Jan 2015 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-2.0% in Jan 2015 News Release Historical Data