Meet Chmura

Chmura provides labor market software, consulting, and data so you can make informed decisions that grow your community or organization. Our PhD economists, data scientists, and strategic planners are your guide to the labor market. 

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Our Mission

We combine timely, trusted, and targeted data with economic insights to enable our clients to create their future. 
Trusted for decades by companies and organizations such as:

What Makes Chmura Different?

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Obsessed With Quality and Transparency

We set our standards high so you can be confident in your decisions.
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Amazing Customer Support

Our JobsEQ live chat connects you with an economist in an average of 37 seconds.
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Analysis Backed by PhDs

Our software, data, and consulting are all backed by economic experts.
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Always Improving

We listen to our clients to make our solutions even more useful for you. We believe data has the power to drive positive change.

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How It Works

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Schedule a Call.

We’ll show you how Chmura’s software, consulting, and data can help your organization meet its goals.

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Buy.

With our timely and accurate data, you’ll feel confident you’ve made the best choice for your organization.

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Help More People.

Chmura’s data and analysis will help you attract businesses, re-skill workers, prepare students for jobs, and more.

Our Vision

To be the nation's preferred provider of economic research, software, and data solutions. 

Free Chmura Resources

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The Fate of Remote Work
The terms “remote” and “hybrid” work are often used interchangeably. However, the two should not be confused, especially when trying to establish whether the movement toward remote work, which took off at the onset of the COVID pandemic, is here to stay. Remote work involves complete off-site work, often from home, while hybrid work combines both in-office and offsite work, offering a flexible arrangement that includes some days in the physical workplace and others working remotely. This difference has implications for the definition of the employment labor shed. Remote workers are not bound to live in proximity to the workplace, expanding the talent pool for an organization. This has led to several financial initiatives aimed at attracting remote workers into a region to boost local economies. Workers on a hybrid schedule may be able to relocate a bit farther away from the workplace, but they are still geographically limited to locating within a commuting area.
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Housing as a Vehicle for Economic Development
In this webinar, Dr. Chmura provided a brief overview of the housing market at the national level, detailed a recent study commissioned by Virginia Housing summarizing the importance of housing in economic development, and described a methodology to estimate additional demand for housing needed for business expansion at the local level. Then, McGuireWoods Sr. VP & Director of Infrastructure and Economic Development Chris Lloyd described housing as a vehicle for economic development and detailed the benefits of recent policy changes that aim to remove obstacles to housing.
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Valentine's Day-ta: Spending Could Support $34.7 Billion in Local Economic Impacts
Faced with continued inflation, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $25.8 billion in 2024, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Valentine’s Day Spending Survey. That represents a nominal decline from $25.9 billion in 2023, and a changing of priorities. While previous years have seen an expansion in gifts for pets, friends, and co-workers, consumers are expected to prioritize significant others this year to the tune of $14.2 billion (up from $13.5 billion a year ago)
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Learn More About the Chmura Team

Meet the PhD economists, statisticians, data scientists, mathematicians, and strategists who are the brains behind JobsEQ and our consulting services, delivering the most accurate, trustworthy labor market data and analysis.

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