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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Decreased 0.1 percent in May

The Consumer Price Index decreased 0.1 percent  in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: July 14, 2017

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Unemployment rate

4.3% in May 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent. Job gains occurred in health care and mining.

Since their peaks in August 2008 (state) and July 2008 (local), state and local government employment remains down 267,000 jobs: 170,000 in local government and 97,000 in state government.

Next release: July 7, 2017