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North Dakota and Tennessee set new unemployment series lows in July 2017 


August 23, 2017
The July 2017 unemployment rates in North Dakota, 2.2 percent, and Tennessee, 3.4 percent, were the lowest ever recorded in those states. (All state unemployment data series begin in 1976.) Full Text »
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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. 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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