A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings rise 0.4 percent over the year; real weekly earnings up 0.9 percent

Real average hourly earnings rise 0.4 percent over the year; real weekly earnings up 0.9 percent

November 24, 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2013 to October 2014. This increase, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings from October 2013 to October 2014.

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November 21, 2014

A data chart image of Consumer price index up 1.7 percent over the year again

Consumer price index up 1.7 percent over the year again

Over the 12 months ended in October 2014, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment, the same as the 12-month change in August and September.

November 20, 2014

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Industries with the highest concentration of employment among large areas, 2013

Among the 37 U.S. metropolitan areas with annual average employment greater than 750,000 in 2013, a total of 9 areas had the highest concentration of their employment in the information industry. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, had the highest location quotient in that industry (3.05), followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana.

November 19, 2014

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PPI for final demand up 1.5 percent, October 2013–October 2014

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.5 percent for the 12 months ended in October 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). The index for final demand services moved up 1.8 percent over the year (October 2013 to October 2014), and the index for final demand goods moved up 1.1 percent.

November 18, 2014

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Unemployment and other labor market difficulties

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes six different measures of unemployment and other labor market difficulties. These alternative measures of labor underutilization provide insights into a broad range of problems encountered by workers.

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