A data chart image of Three states at historically low unemployment rates in August 2017

Three states at historically low unemployment rates in August 2017

September 21, 2017

In August 2017, unemployment rates for North Dakota (2.3 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), and Tennessee (3.3 percent) were at their lowest levels since the state unemployment data series began in January 1976. Among states, North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate, followed by Colorado (2.4 percent), Hawaii (2.6 percent), and New Hampshire (2.7 percent). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent.

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September 20, 2017

A data chart image of Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017

Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia from August 2016 to August 2017. Employment in the other 21 states was essentially unchanged over the year. In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in Nevada (3.0 percent), Georgia (2.7 percent), Florida (2.6 percent), Utah (2.6 percent), and Texas (2.5 percent).

September 19, 2017

A data chart image of Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2016 to August 2017. Over the same period, real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent. In the information industry, real average hourly earnings increased 2.2 percent for all employees and 0.1 percent for production and nonsupervisory employees.

September 18, 2017

A data chart image of Video and audio product prices fall 6.8 percent over year and audio services up 5.4 percent

Video and audio product prices fall 6.8 percent over year and audio services up 5.4 percent

From August 2016 to August 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.9 percent. Consumer prices for recreation commodities fell 3.4 percent, while prices for recreation services increased 3.8 percent. Recreation commodities represent about 1.7 percent of the total CPI-U market basket, compared with 4.0 percent for recreation services.

September 15, 2017

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.4 percent over the year ended August 2017

Producer Price Index for final demand up 2.4 percent over the year ended August 2017

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.4 percent (not seasonally adjusted) for the 12 months ended in August 2017. The final demand goods index increased 3.1 percent over the past 12 months, while the final demand services index increased 2.1 percent.

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