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Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017 

September 20, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia from August 2016 to August 2017. Employment in the other 21 states was essentially unchanged over the year. In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in Nevada (3.0 percent), Georgia (2.7 percent), Florida (2.6 percent), Utah (2.6 percent), and Texas (2.5 percent). Full Text »
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In the early 2000s, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index (PPI) program began developing price indexes to cover the new nonresidential construction segment of the U.S. economy. This event was precipitated by feedback from industry analysts, economic agencies, and trade associations indicating that there was a lack of regularly available construction data based on a clearly defined methodology.
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