PRICES & SPENDING • Oct 2017 • Volume 6 / Number 13
This article examines the history of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and compares the original construction with a contemporary proposed rebuilding of it, which provides an interesting illustration of long-term price change in the United States, with the help of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.Read full article » | Download PDF
This Beyond the Numbers article examines how almonds have become such an influential U.S. export and details the factors that have contributed to dramatic fluctuations in prices.
Why did Rhode Island have slower employment growth than the nation during the recovery period, 2009–16?
When most of the nation was recovering from the Great Recession, Rhode Island was on a different path . From June 2009 to June 2016, national employment increased by 10.1 percent while employment in Rhode Island increased by only 5.1 percent.
Nailing down the price of new nonresidential building construction: expanding the PPI to include indexes by region and type of contractor
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.