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  • Facts & Figures August 17, 2017

    Cost of Living

    August 2017   Consumer Price Index (CPI)   Consumer prices in the United States increased by1.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), above the 1.6 percent increase in June. The July number missed market expectations of 1.8 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior

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  • Facts & Figures August 4, 2017

    Employment and Unemployment

    August  2017 Jobs Report According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July (Total Nonfarm Payroll),which exceeded market expectations. The unemployment rate decreased to 4.3 percent.  (Civilian Unemployment Rate). Employment in food services and drinking places rose by 53,000 while professional and business services

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  • Facts & Figures July 31, 2017

    Cost of Living

    July 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI) Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. The Consumer Price

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  • Facts & Figures July 28, 2017

    Employment and Unemployment

    July 2017 Jobs Report According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June (Total Nonfarm Payroll), and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4 percent (Civilian Unemployment Rate ), above market expectations of 4.3 percent.   Employment increased in health care (37,000 jobs), social assistance (23,000

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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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