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A data chart image of Food prices up 10.8 percent for year ended April 2022; largest 12-month increase since November 1980

Food prices up 10.8 percent for year ended April 2022; largest 12-month increase since November 1980

May 17, 2022

For the year ended April 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 8.3 percent. Over that period, prices for food at home increased 10.8 percent, the largest 12-month percentage increase since the period ending November 1980. Prices for food away from home increased 7.2 percent for the year ended April 2022, the largest over-the-year percentage increase since an 8.0-percent increase in November 1981.

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A data chart image of Over 60 percent of protective service jobs were in the public sector in May 2021

Over 60 percent of protective service jobs were in the public sector in May 2021

Protective service occupations had employment of nearly 3.4 million in May 2021, representing 2.4 percent of U.S. employment. Sixty-two percent of protective service jobs were in the public sector, compared with about 15 percent of overall employment.

May 13, 2022

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Nonfarm business labor productivity down 0.6 percent from first quarter 2021 to first quarter 2022

From the first quarter 2021 to the first quarter 2022, nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.6 percent, reflecting a 4.2-percent increase in output that was outpaced by a 4.8-percent increase in hours worked. This is the largest over-the-year decline since the fourth quarter of 1993, when the measure also declined 0.6 percent.

May 12, 2022

A data chart image of Labor productivity up in 47 of 86 manufacturing industries in 2021

Labor productivity up in 47 of 86 manufacturing industries in 2021

Labor productivity rose in 47 of 86 manufacturing industries in 2021. The railroad rolling stock industry had the largest productivity gain, 20.6 percent. Four out of the five mining industries posted productivity gains in 2021, with the greatest increase occurring in coal mining, 18.3 percent.

May 11, 2022

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7.7 percent of workers teleworked due to COVID-19 in April 2022

In April 2022, 7.7 percent of employed people teleworked or worked at home for pay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, down 2.3 percentage points from March 2022. In May 2020, when the data were first collected, 35.4 percent of employed people teleworked because of the pandemic and has since trended down.

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