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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Decreased 0.1%

The Consumer Price Index for declined 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after falling 0.8 percent in April. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: July 13, 2020

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13.3% in May 2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In May, employment rose sharply in leisure and hospitality, construction, education and health services, and retail trade. By contrast, employment in government continued to decline sharply.

Next release: July 2, 2020