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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Increased 0.3%

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in November. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: January 14, 2020

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Unemployment rate

3.5% in November 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 266,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

Next release: January 10, 2020