A data chart image of Real average weekly earnings increased 0.7 percent from March 2019 to March 2020

Real average weekly earnings increased 0.7 percent from March 2019 to March 2020

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.

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April 16, 2020

A data chart image of Consumer prices rose 1.5 percent from March 2019 to March 2020; energy prices down 5.7 percent

Consumer prices rose 1.5 percent from March 2019 to March 2020; energy prices down 5.7 percent

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

A data chart image of Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 2020

Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 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

A data chart image of Ames, Iowa, had the lowest unemployment rate in February 2020

Ames, Iowa, had the lowest unemployment rate in February 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

A data chart image of Payroll employment up over the year in 34 metropolitan areas in February 2020

Payroll employment up over the year in 34 metropolitan areas in February 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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