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A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increased 3.3 percent from September 2019 to September 2020

Real average hourly earnings increased 3.3 percent from September 2019 to September 2020

October 19, 2020

Real average hourly earnings increased 3.3 percent from September 2019 to September 2020. This result stems from an increase of 4.7 percent in average hourly earnings being partly offset by an increase of 1.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

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October 16, 2020

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Consumer prices up 1.4 percent over the year ending September 2020

The Consumer Price Index increased 1.4 percent over the 12 months ended September 2020. Food prices increased 3.9 percent over this period, while energy prices declined 7.7 percent. Prices for all items other than food and energy rose 1.7 percent over the past year.

October 15, 2020

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Impact on local labor markets of California fires in 2017 and 2018

As large wildfires continue to burn through California, we look back at the labor market effects of recent California fires such as the Tubbs Fire in October 2017 and the Camp Fire in November 2018.

October 14, 2020

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Layoffs and discharges in small, medium, and large establishments

The layoffs and discharges rate in private nonfarm establishments reached a historical high of 8.8 percent in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began. The rate remained high in April at 6.9 percent. Establishments with 10 to 49 employees had the highest layoffs and discharges rates in March and April, followed by establishments with 50 to 249 employees.

October 13, 2020

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Hispanics made up 44.7 percent of the labor force in New Mexico in 2019

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the history and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to society. In 2019, New Mexico had the largest share of the labor force identifying as Hispanic or Latino, 44.7 percent, followed by California and Texas at 37.2 percent each.

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