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The Economics Daily

The Midwest states are tooled for production 

October 28, 2020
Of the four U.S. geographic regions, the Midwest had the highest average concentration of production occupations in May 2019, with an employment share almost one and a half times the national average. Indiana and Wisconsin had the highest employment shares in production occupations in the United States, with Indiana’s share twice the national average. Full Text »
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Monthly Labor Review

Beyond the Numbers

    International cotton trade and causes of price volatility in the United States

    This Beyond the Numbers article provides a brief overview of the raw cotton industry and the trade relationship between the United States and China. It uses Bureau of Labor Statistics data from the Producer Price Index (PPI) and reviews trade policies that highlight monthly price changes from 2012 through 2019. The article provides a better understanding of how the U.S.–China trade relationship affects domestic cotton production, the level of trade, and prices in the global cotton market.
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Spotlight on Statistics

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