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October 30, 2014

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
August 2014

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $943 in August, little changed from $942 the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased 3.5%.

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October 29, 2014

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes
September 2014

The Industrial Product Price Index decreased 0.4% in September, mainly because of lower prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index declined 1.8%, largely as a result of lower prices for crude energy products.

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October 23, 2014

Employment Insurance
August 2014

Following a decrease in July, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in August was essentially unchanged, at 498,100. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries fell by 18,800 or 3.6%.

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October 22, 2014

Retail trade
August 2014

Retail sales declined 0.3% in August to $42.4 billion. This second consecutive monthly decrease follows gains in the six previous months. Sales were down in 7 of 11 subsectors, representing 76% of retail trade.

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