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Economic News Releases

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MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Consumer Price Index

In January, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in January (SA); up 1.4 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

Compensation costs increased 0.7 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from September 2020 to December 2020. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.5 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.6 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.3 percent.

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Employment Situation

The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in January, while nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+49,000). The labor market continued to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it.

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Producer Price Index

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.3 percent in January, as prices for final demand services rose 1.3 percent, and the index for final demand goods advanced 1.4 percent. The final demand index moved up 1.7 percent for the 12 months ended January 2021.

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Productivity and Costs

Productivity decreased 4.8 percent in the nonfarm business sector in the fourth quarter of 2020; unit labor costs increased 6.8 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). In manufacturing, productivity increased 3.0 percent and unit labor costs decreased 2.4 percent.

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Real Earnings

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged over the month in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.8 percent over the month.

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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

U.S. import prices advanced 1.4 percent in January, after rising 1.0 percent in December. Prices for exports increased 2.5 percent in January following a 1.3-percent advance the previous month. Over the past year, import prices rose 0.9 percent and export prices increased 2.3 percent.

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  • American Time Use Survey (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (HTML) (PDF)
  • Computer and Internet Use at Work (HTML) (PDF)
  • Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements (HTML) (PDF)
  • County Employment and Wages (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Employee Tenure (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Characteristics of Families (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Situation of Veterans (HTML) (PDF)
  • Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Labor Market Activity, Education, and Partner Status among Americans: Results from a Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages (HTML) (PDF)
  • Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics (HTML) (PDF)
  • Regional and State Unemployment (Annual) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Summer Employment and Unemployment among Youth (HTML) (PDF)
  • Union Members (HTML) (PDF)
  • Unpaid Eldercare in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Volunteering in the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • Work At Home (HTML) (PDF)
  • Work Experience of the Population (HTML) (PDF)
  • Worker Displacement (HTML) (PDF)
  • Workers on Flexible and Shift Schedules (HTML) (PDF)

INFLATION & PRICES

PAY & BENEFITS & WORKPLACE INJURIES

PRODUCTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Multifactor Productivity Trends (HTML) (PDF)
  • Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing (HTML) (PDF)
  • Productivity and Costs (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)
  • Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale and Retail Trade, Food Services and Drinking Places (HTML) (PDF) (Charts)

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employment Projections (HTML) (PDF)

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Last Modified Date: September 24, 2020