Job Openings at 4.5% (down 0.2%), Hiring at 3.8% (down 0.2%).

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The number of job openings decreased to 7.0 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were both little changed at 5.7 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.4 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 1.1 percent. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four geographic regions.

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CPI-U Index up 0.1% in September, with 2.3% Annual inflation.

Posted - Filed under Consumer Price Index, Data News.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in
September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in August, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
items index rose 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The shelter index continued to rise and accounted for over half of the seasonally
adjusted monthly increase in the all items index. The energy index declined 0.5
percent in September after rising in August. The food index was unchanged in
September, as an increase in the index for food away from home offset a decline
in the food at home index.

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