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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Increased 0.3%

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in July. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: September 12, 2019

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Unemployment rate

3.7% in August 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 130,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Job gains occurred in n health care and financial activities, while mining lost jobs.

Next release: October 4, 2019