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					                                                   Selected BLS Economic Indicators


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 Selected Indicators

This fact sheet presents recent employment and unemployment figures for the Chicago area, Illinois, and the United States. The Consumer Price Index
(CPI) measures price changes or inflation for particular commodities and services at the retail level. The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures price
changes or inflation for particular commodities and services at the wholesale level and is widely used by business firms as an escalator in long-term
contracts. The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures price changes or inflation of labor costs which includes wages and salaries and employer costs
for employee benefits. An occupational pay relative is a calculation of pay—wages, salaries, commissions, and production bonuses—for a given
metropolitan area relative to the nation as a whole; the calculation controls for differences among areas in occupational composition, establishment, and
occupational characteristics, and the fact that data are collected for areas at different times during the year.

              Consumer Price Index                   Aug         Aug       Percent             Employment Cost Index                      Jun           Jun          Percent
                 (1982-84 = 100)                     2009        2010      change               (December 2005 = 100)                     2009          2010         change
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)                                                           Total Compensation-Private Industry
    U.S. City Average                               215.834     218.312      1.1       United States                                      109.6         111.7               1.9
     Midwest                                        205.632     208.639      1.5         Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City2                  -             -                 3.3
     Chicago-Gary-Kenosha1                          211.441     212.784      0.6               Occupational pay relatives
                                                                                                                                                      July 2009
Wage Earners & Clerical Workers (CPI-W)                                                                 (U.S. = 100)
    U.S. City Average                               211.156     214.205      1.4      Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City2
     Midwest                                        200.723     204.273      1.8       All occupations                                                   107
     Chicago-Gary-Kenosha1                          204.246     206.338      1.0         Management, business, and financial                             106
           Producer Price Index, U.S.                 Aug         Aug      Percent       Professional and related                                        107
                 (1982 = 100)                        2009       2010(p)    change        Service                                                         107
 Finished goods                                      174.2       179.6       3.1         Sales and related                                               103
 All commodities                                     175.0       184.5       5.4         Office and administrative support                               108
 Industrial commodities                              177.7       187.0       5.2         Construction and extraction                                     132
 p = preliminary                                                                         Installation, maintenance, and repair                           109
                                                                                         Production
                                                                                         P d ti                                                          103
             Unemployment levels, age 16 years and over                                  Transportation and material moving                              105
                (not seasonally adjusted, in thousands)

                                           Aug        Aug         Net
                Area
                                           2009     2010 (p)    change                                        Nonfarm payroll employment
 United States                            14,823     14,759         -64                                   (not seasonally adjusted, in thousands)
 Illinois                                  689.0      663.2       -25.9                                                       Aug          Aug           Net         Percent
                                                                                                     Area
 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville3                493.3      475.4       -17.8                                                       2009       2010 (p)      change        change
 p = preliminary                                                                      United States                          129,871.0   130,149.0         278.0        0.2
                                                                                      Illinois                                 5,631.3      5,622.2          -9.1      -0.2
                                                                                      Chicago-Joliet-Naperville3               4,281.3      4,209.7        -71.6       -1.7
          Unemployment rates, United States, Illinois, and Chicago-
              Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan Statistical Area                         p = preliminary
                   (preliminary, not seasonally adjusted)
   Percent
                                                                                                Chicago-Joliet-Naperville MSA payroll employment
     12                                                                                                         by industry sector
     11                                                                                               (not seasonally adjusted, in thousands)
     10                                                                                                                             Aug                          Aug
                                                                                                   Industry
      9                                                                                                                             2009                       2010 (p)
      8                                                                                Total nonfarm                                 4,281.3                      4,209.7
      7                                                                                Mining and logging                                1.8                          1.7
      6                                                                                Construction                                    174.1                        147.9
      5                                                                                Manufacturing                                   409.0                        406.6
      4                                                                                Trade, transportation and utilities             861.5                        854.2
      3                                                                                Information                                      83.2                         80.6
      2                                                                                Financial activities                            297.1                        291.9
      1                                                                                Professional and bus. services                  672.5                        656.0
      0                                                                                Education and health services                   616.6                        624.0
              United States             Illinois         Chicago-Joliet-               Leisure and hospitality                         413.7                        406.7
                                                          Naperville3                  Other services                                  200.6                        191.1
                 August       2010                                                     Government                                      551.2                        549.0
                                                                                     p = preliminary

Contact Information:                                           1. The Chicago-Gary-Kenosha Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,
Telephone: (312) 353-1880                                      Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, Lake, Porter, and Kenosha counties.
Internet Address: http://www.bls.gov/ro5/home.htm              2. The Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Cook, DeKalb,
E-mail Address: BLSinfoChicago@bls.gov
                BLSinfoChicago@bls gov                         DuPage Grundy Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake, McHenry, Will, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton,
                                                               DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake McHenry Will Jasper Lake LaPorte Newton
                                                               Porter, and Kenosha counties.
                                                               3. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,
                                                               Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Lake, and Kenosha counties.