Economic Statistics

Cost of Living

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Current CPI and unemployment rate

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)


The Consumer Price Index was unchanged in January. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: March 12, 2019

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Unemployment rate

3.8% in May 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Job gains occurred in leisure
and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing.

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: March 8, 2019