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Shining a light on employment in the path of the August 21 solar eclipse 

August 21, 2017
All of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017. There are 321 U.S. counties in the path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun. This path stretches from the Pacific coast of Oregon to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. There are 7.7 million jobs and 482,000 establishments in the counties in this path. 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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