A data chart image of Consumer prices up 2.9 percent over 12 months ended June 2018

Consumer prices up 2.9 percent over 12 months ended June 2018

July 16, 2018

From June 2017 to June 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.9 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 2012. Over that period, energy prices rose 12.0 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 2017.

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July 13, 2018

A data chart image of Producer prices for fuels and related products and power up 16.6 percent for year ending June 2018

Producer prices for fuels and related products and power up 16.6 percent for year ending June 2018

From June 2017 to June 2018, the final demand Producer Price Index moved up 3.4 percent, the largest 12-month increase since climbing 3.7 percent in November 2011. Prices for all industrial commodities rose 6.7 percent, while fuels and related products and power increased by 16.6 percent.

July 12, 2018

A data chart image of 6.6 million job openings in May 2018, down from 6.8 million in April 2018

6.6 million job openings in May 2018, down from 6.8 million in April 2018

On the last business day of May 2018, the number of job openings edged down to 6.6 million from a revised April level of 6.8 million, a series high. Combined, over one-third of those job openings were in professional and business services (1,190,000) and health care and social assistance (1,119,000).

July 11, 2018

A data chart image of Unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent in June 2018

Unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent in June 2018

In June 2018, the unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage point to 4.0 percent, and the number of people who were unemployed was 6.6 million. The jobless rate was 3.8 percent in May 2018 and 4.3 percent in June 2017

July 10, 2018

A data chart image of Nonfarm payroll employment rose 213,000 in June 2018

Nonfarm payroll employment rose 213,000 in June 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June and has grown by 2.4 million over the last 12 months. Over the month, job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while employment in retail trade declined.

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