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Total nonfarm employment for Philadelphia stood at 2,829,100 in May 2015, up 29,300 over the year.
Gasoline prices averaged $2.739 a gallon in Philadelphia in May 2015.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast increased 0.4 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Workers in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $24.88 in May 2014, 10 percent above the nationwide average of $22.71, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), rose 0.4 percent in May, after a 0.1-percent increase in April.