Assigning Weights on ACS

Hi, I am currently estimating the clustering effect of green jobs in each state in the US, using ACS 2012-2022. Initially, I ran some summary statistics on the number of green jobs in each state (using PWSTATE2), and I found that all states in the US have a similar number of green jobs of 17-18%. I then suspected it was due to not assigning weights to each individual. I went back to the ACS dataset and found a PERWT variable for individual weights. How should I proceed to assign weights to my dataset? I will be running an individual-level analysis (regressions), and a PUMA-level spatial analysis.