In September, 31 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 8 states had increases, and 11 states and the District of Columbia had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 39 states and the District, decreased in 10 states, and was unchanged in South Dakota.
The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.1 percent in September. Final demand prices were unchanged in August and advanced 0.1 percent in July. In September, the index for final demand goods fell 0.2 percent and prices for final demand services declined 0.1 percent.