A data chart image of Consumer prices up 2.2 percent over 12 months ended November 2018

Consumer prices up 2.2 percent over 12 months ended November 2018

December 14, 2018

From November 2017 to November 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.2 percent, the same as the increase for the year ending November 2017. Over the year ending November 2018, energy prices rose 3.1 percent, the smallest 12-month increase since the year ending June 2017.

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December 13, 2018

A data chart image of 5.9 million hires in October 2018

5.9 million hires in October 2018

The number of hires edged up to 5.9 million in October 2018, nearly matching the series high in August 2018. The number of job separations was little changed at 5.6 million in October. The number of quits in October was 3.5 million, and the number of layoffs and discharges was 1.7 million. The number of other separations was little changed in October at 351,000.

December 12, 2018

A data chart image of Long-term unemployed down to 1.3 million in November

Long-term unemployed down to 1.3 million in November

In November 2018, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the third month in a row, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 6.0 million. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) declined by 120,000 to 1.3 million in November. These individuals accounted for 20.8 percent of the unemployed.

December 11, 2018

A data chart image of Employment up 2,443,000 over the year ending November 2018

Employment up 2,443,000 over the year ending November 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November 2018. Over the November 2017 to November 2018 period, employment increased by 2,443,000, or 1.7 percent.

December 10, 2018

A data chart image of Productivity up 1.3 percent, third quarter of 2017 to third quarter of 2018

Productivity up 1.3 percent, third quarter of 2017 to third quarter of 2018

From the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018, nonfarm business labor productivity increased 1.3 percent, reflecting a 3.7-percent increase in output and a 2.3-percent increase in hours worked. Unit labor costs increased 0.9 percent over the last four quarters.

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