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Economic News Releases



Consumer Price Index

//QCT CPI Test 03102023// In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 7.9 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.5 percent in February (SA); up 6.4 percent over the year (NSA).

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Employment Cost Index

//ECI QCT Test 03172023// CJC2-Compensation costs increased 0.8 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2021 to August 2022. Over the year, compensation rose 2.7 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.8 percent.

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Employment Situation

//EMPSIT QCT Test 03202023// Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in December, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, construction, and social assistance.

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Producer Price Index

//PPI QCT Test 03032023// The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.6 percent in March, as prices for final demand goods rose 1.2 percent and the index for final demand services moved up 0.2 percent. The final demand index rose 8.6 percent for the 12 months ended in March.

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Productivity and Costs

//PROD2 QCT PO Test 02142023// Productivity decreased 5 percent in nonfarm business sector third quarter 2021; unit labor costs increased 8.3 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rates). Manufacturing productivity decreased 1 percent and unit labor costs increased 2.9 percent.

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Real Earnings

//REALER QCT Test 11092021// Real average hourly earnings rose by 0.1 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent and the CPI-U decreased by 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent over the month.


U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

//XIMPIM QCT Test 02062023// Prices for U.S. imports increased 0.4 percent in December, after declining 0.7 percent in November. Export prices fell 2.6 percent in December following a 0.4-percent drop the previous month. Over the past year, import prices increased 3.5 percent and export prices rose 5.0 percent.

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Last Modified Date: April 8, 2021