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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Rose 0.1% in September

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in September. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: November 15, 2017

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Unemployment rate

4.4% in August 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in
manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining.

Since their peaks in August 2008 (state) and July 2008 (local), state and local government employment remains down 334,000 jobs: 131,000 in state government and 203,000 in local government.

Next release: October 6, 2017