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  • Facts & Figures September 7, 2016

    Cost of Living

    The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) decreased 0.2% in July prior to seasonal adjustment. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.4% before seasonal adjustment.     Unadjusted Indexes This Month (July) Last Month (June) Inflation Rate (% Change from Last Year) CPI-W All Items Current Base

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  • Facts & Figures September 7, 2016

    Employment and Unemployment

    July 2016 Total nonfarm payroll increased by 255,000. In July, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9%. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial activites. Employment in mining continued to trend down. The unemployment rate is a broad, though somewhat crude measure of how workers are faring in the economy. It

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  • Facts & Figures September 7, 2016

    Employment and Earnings

    July 2016 Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities.  Employment in mining continued to trend down. EMPLOYMENT (In Thousands): Industry This Month (July) Last Month (June) % Change Total Private Sector 122,272 122,055 0.2% Manufacturing 12,305

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  • Facts & Figures July 28, 2016

    Cost of Living

    The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.4% in June prior to seasonal adjustment. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.6% before seasonal adjustment.     Unadjusted Indexes This Month (June) Last Month (May) Inflation Rate (% Change from Last Year) CPI-W All Items Current Base

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  • Facts & Figures July 28, 2016

    Employment and Unemployment

    June 2016 Total nonfarm payroll increased by 287,000. In June, the unemployment rate rose to 4.9%. Employment increased in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, and financial activities. Employment also increased in information, mostly reflecting the return of workers from a strike. The unemployment rate is a broad, though somewhat crude measure of how workers

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