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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Update: With prices surging due to inflation, a paycheck isn’t going as far as it used to

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on June 13th, 2021.  Rising prices due to new inflation Gasoline prices in the Richmond region and beyond have been increasing in...
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Covid-19, 
Data, 
Trends

2020 Census Estimates and Population Movement During Onset of Pandemic

Some reports have suggested urban neighborhood population losses due to the pandemic as well as some state-to-state displacements. The newly released Census data from “2019 to 2020” (which captures...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ has Helped Baldwin County EDA Nurture 21% Job Growth in Transportation/Warehousing Since 2015

The Problem: How Do We Diversify Baldwin County’s Economy? Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance is dedicated to growing and improving the economy in Baldwin County, the fastest-growing county...
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Covid-19, 
Trends

When Will We Reach Herd Immunity from COVID-19?

  Model updated May 17, 2021. Rising vaccination rates, falling case rates, and relaxing mask requirements are giving medical experts cautious optimism about a return to normalcy. While there is...
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Workforce, 
Data, 
JobsEQ

Blue-Chip Skills

  Big. Steady Growth. High Return. What are some of the most widespread, can’t-miss skills that will help a jobseeker land a high-wage job? To answer that question, we took a look at the last three...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Update: Good News for Graduates Looking for Work: The Economy is Improving

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on May 9, 2021.  Stronger Labor Market College seniors graduating this month should be entering a much stronger labor market than...
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Education, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study

4 Ways Educators Use JobsEQ to Win

Being an educator will never be easy. But JobsEQ by Chmura can make it easier. And if you subscribe to JobsEQ, you haven’t just purchased a software tool. You’ve joined a community of people who...
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Covid-19, 
Economy, 
JobsEQ, 
Analysis

COVID-19 Job Trends: March 2021 Update

In a sign that the economy is on the mend, counts of new online job ads in March 2021 rose to levels not seen since January 2020. Significant variation remains, however, in the recovery for some...
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Economic Development, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ Helped Northwest Arkansas Bring 20,000 Visitors to Their Career Website

Before JobsEQ: Struggling to Match Job Seekers with Real-Time Jobs   For over 30 years, the Northwest Arkansas Council has helped shape the development of Northwest Arkansas, a three-county region...
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