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Lowest unemployment rates in South Dakota and New Hampshire, August 2016 


September 23, 2016
In August 2016, South Dakota and New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rates, 2.9 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. Alaska had the highest unemployment rate in August, 6.8 percent. Full Text »
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Impact of the strengthening dollar on U.S. import prices in 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) import price index measures changes in prices of goods purchased from abroad by residents of the United States. The index declined throughout most of 2015 and ended the year with an 8.3-percent decrease from the December 2014 figure. Declines in prices of commodities such as oil, gold, other precious metals, and copper were an important factor behind the fall in the import price index.
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