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The Economics Daily

Employment in Hawaii down 18.4 percent from September 2019 to September 2020 

October 23, 2020
Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased significantly in 48 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 2 states. The largest percentage declines occurred in Hawaii (-18.4 percent), New York (-11.2 percent), and Michigan and Vermont (-9.6 percent each). 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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