April 17, 2020
Real average weekly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 0.7 percent from March 2019 to March 2020. This change resulted from a 1.6 percent increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.9 percent decrease in the average workweek.read full article »
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April 16, 2020
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.5 percent from March 2019 to March 2020. That was a notably smaller increase than the 2.3-percent increase for the period ending February 2020. Consumer prices for energy fell 5.7 percent from March 2019 to March 2020, as gasoline prices declined 10.2 percent.
April 15, 2020
The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 2020. Over the year, final demand prices increased 1.3 percent in February and 2.1 percent in January. Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 1.0 percent for the 12 months ended March 2020.
April 14, 2020
Unemployment rates were lower in February 2020 than a year earlier in 277 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 80 areas, and unchanged in 32 areas. A total of 73 areas had jobless rates lower than 3.0 percent and 6 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent.
April 13, 2020
In February 2020, 34 metropolitan areas had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 355 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Yuba City, California (+8.3 percent), Kennewick-Richland, Washington (+5.4 percent), and Boise City, Idaho, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.4 percent each).
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.
- Labor Market Activity of Blacks in the United States
Examines data on the labor market and related topics for the Black or African American population.
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.