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CURRENT ECONOMICS

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U):
increased 0.4 percent in April

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

From one year ago:
Atlanta is up 1.9%
Detroit is up 1.1%
Houston is up 1.4%
Miami is up 1.4%
Philadelphia is up 0.6%
San Francisco is up 2.7%
Seattle is up 2.5%

Next release: June 16, 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:
4.7% in May 2016

Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in May (+38,000). Job growth occurred in health care. Mining continued to lose jobs, and a strike resulted in job losses in information. Federal government employment increased by 12,000 jobs. State government employment decreased by 7,000 jobs: a loss of 1,300 in education and 5,600 elsewhere. Local government employment increased by 8,000 jobs: 4,700 in education and 2,600 elsewhere. Since their peaks in August 2008 (state) and July 2008 (local), state and local government remain down 584,000 jobs: 403,000 in local government and 111,000 in state government. From their pre-recession peaks in 2008 to October 2015, women in state government have increased by 27,000. Women in local government remain down 373,000 jobs.

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

Next release: July 8, 2016

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