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CURRENT ECONOMICS

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U):
Increased 0.3 percent in September

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent in September. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

From one year ago:
Chigaco is up 0.6%
Los Angeles is up 1.9%
New York is up 1.0%
Boston is up 2.3%
Cleveland is up 0.3%
Dallas is up 2.0%
Philadelphia is down 0.2%
Washington DC is up 0.8%

Next release: November 17, 2016

Note on local areas: With the redesign of the CPI news release, local area data is now reported in supplemental table 4. For complete local area information, consult the appropriate BLS Regional Office.

News Release
Supplemental Tables
Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
5.0% in September 2016

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Federal government employment increased by 4,000 jobs. State government employment remained flat: a gain of 4,000 in education was offset by a loss of 4,500 elsewhere. Local government employment decreased by 15,000 jobs: 14,300 in education and 1,400 elsewhere. Since their peaks in August 2008 (state) and July 2008 (local), state and local government remain down 439,000 jobs: 334,000 in local government and 105,000 in state government. From their pre-recession peaks in 2008 to September 2016, women in state government have increased by 42,000. Women in local government remain down 271,000 jobs.

Changes in these numbers are the result of the annual benchmarking process and the updating of seasonal adjustment factors.

Next release: November 4, 2016

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