A data chart image of Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ended September 2014

Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ended September 2014

October 24, 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from September 2013 to September 2014, the same increase as for the 12 months ended in August 2014. The food index rose 3.0 percent over that 12-month period, while the energy index declined 0.6 percent. The shelter index has been gradually increasing, reaching 3.0 percent for the first time since January 2008.

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October 23, 2014

A data chart image of Illinois and Nevada have largest declines in unemployment rate, September 2013 to September 2014

Illinois and Nevada have largest declines in unemployment rate, September 2013 to September 2014

From September 2013 to September 2014, 26 states had statistically significant unemployment rate changes, all of which were decreases. The largest of these occurred in Illinois.

October 22, 2014

A data chart image of North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 5.1 percent

North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 5.1 percent

From September 2013 to September 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Alaska had the only over-the-year decrease in employment (−0.2 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+5.1 percent), followed by Texas (+3.7 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent).

October 21, 2014

A data chart image of Nonprofits account for 11.4 million jobs, 10.3 percent of all private sector employment

Nonprofits account for 11.4 million jobs, 10.3 percent of all private sector employment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics developed research data on employment, wages and establishment figures for nonprofit institutions. These figures provide an insight into this important segment of the U.S. economy. The following animated map, made from these data, shows nonprofit employment as a percentage of total state employment from 2007 to 2012.

October 20, 2014

A data chart image of Out of 339 largest counties, wages up in 323 and employment up in 281, March 2013 to March 2014

Out of 339 largest counties, wages up in 323 and employment up in 281, March 2013 to March 2014

From March 2013 to March 2014, average weekly wages increased in 323 out of 339 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more employees. Employment increased in 281 of those counties. The 339 counties accounted for 78.3 percent of total U.S. wages and 72.0 percent of total employment.

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