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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Increased 0.6%

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: May 12, 2021

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6% in March 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Job growth was
widespread in March, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and construction. 

Next release: May 7, 2021