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Real average hourly earnings unchanged from May to June

July 24, 2014

In June 2014, real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from May, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings being offset by a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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July 23, 2014

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Consumer prices up 2.1 percent over the year ended June 2014

From June 2013 to June 2014, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent. The increase was the same as the increase reported for the May 2013-May 2014 period.

July 22, 2014

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Unemployment in the states, June 2014

Mississippi and Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rates among the 50 U.S. states in June (7.9 percent each), followed by Nevada (7.7) and Michigan (7.5). North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate (2.7 percent), followed by Nebraska, Utah, and Vermont (3.5 percent each).

July 21, 2014

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North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage employment increase, June 2014

From June 2013 to June 2014, statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive, were seen in 30 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota, followed by Nevada and Utah.

July 18, 2014

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Average weekly wages in majority of U.S. counties were below national average in 2013

In 2013, average weekly wages in the majority of U.S. counties were below the national average of $958. Among U.S. counties, San Mateo, California, had the highest average weekly wage ($1,983). Delta, Texas, had the lowest with $378.

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