A data chart image of 308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

March 24, 2017

In January 2017, 308 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 5 had no change.

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March 23, 2017

A data chart image of Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 2017

Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 2017

Real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally adjusted, from February 2016 to February 2017. The unchanged real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over the year ending February 2017.

March 22, 2017

A data chart image of Quits rise while layoffs and discharges fall in 2016

Quits rise while layoffs and discharges fall in 2016

There were 36.1 million quits in the nonfarm sector in 2016, an increase from 2015. The number of layoffs and discharges, at 19.9 million in 2016, declined from 2015. There were 62.7 million hires in the nonfarm sector in 2016, essentially the same as the number of hires in 2015 but well above the 46.2 million hires in 2009.

March 21, 2017

A data chart image of Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs down 7 percent since August 2015 peak

Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs down 7 percent since August 2015 peak

Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs decreased 7.0 percent from a peak in August 2015 to February 2017 despite prices for all items increasing 2.8 percent over this period. Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs make up about 1.7 percent of the total Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) market basket. From February 2007 to February 2017, the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index increased 27.9 percent. 

March 20, 2017

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.2 percent for the year ended February 2017

Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.2 percent for the year ended February 2017

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.2 percent from February 2016 to February 2017, the largest advance since a 2.4-percent increase for the year ended March 2012. The index for final demand goods increased 3.9 percent, led by a 19.2-percent increase in prices for final demand energy.

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