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The Economics Daily

Number of hospitals and hospital employment in each state in 2019 


April 06, 2020
Hospitals and their employees provide essential services for so many people. For the entire nation, there were 13,944 hospitals in the third quarter of 2019. The U.S. population was 328.2 million in July 2019. That gives us a ratio of 23,540 people per hospital. Full Text »
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Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

Estimating variances for modeled wage estimates  
Christopher J. Guciardo
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Beyond the Numbers

A historical look at soybean price increases: What happened since the year 2000?

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index (PPI) program show an overall increase in soybean prices over the past 20 years. From January 1999 to December 2018, prices increased by 61.7 percent. This Beyond the Numbers article will focus on three periods (2003–04, 2006–08 and 2012–14) and examine the irregularities in the supply and demand for soybeans within each period. Each time frame includes various causes for the surge in the prices of soybeans.
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