November 17, 2017
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 2.0 percent from October 2016 to October 2017. Over the last month, from September to October 2017, the all items index increased 0.1 percent.read full article »
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November 16, 2017
The number of startup firms—firms that are 1 year old or newer—rose to 415,226 in the year ended March 2017. The number of new firms has recovered from a low of 326,091 in 2010. For the last 2 years, the number of startups has been above the 1994–2017 average of about 400,000.
November 15, 2017
Among the 23 occupational groups, 6 had at least 64,000 injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in private industry in 2016. Injuries and illnesses to workers in these occupational groups accounted for more than 60 percent of the 892,270 days-away-from-work cases.
November 14, 2017
The number of job openings was little changed at 6.1 million in September 2017. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed, at 5.3 million and 5.2 million, respectively. Professional and business services and education and health services had the most job openings at 1.2 million each.
November 13, 2017
Unemployment rates were lower in September 2017 than a year earlier in 345 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 33 areas, and unchanged in 10 areas. Sixty-four areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent in September 2017, and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September, not seasonally adjusted, down from 4.8 percent a year earlier.
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