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Job Ad Trends: Early 2022

Signs of labor market tightness persist through the beginning of 2022 according to the latest job ads data. These indicators include substantial wage increases among some occupations as well as the...
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Business Formations Surged During Pandemic to 15-Year High

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy and ushered in a record number of new business applications in the United States. Between 2010 and 2019, new business formations grew an average of 4%...
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Economic Impact: College grads in May can expect higher wages

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on May 02, 2022.  College seniors graduating this month will be entering a stronger labor market than last year’s graduates with...
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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on People of Color in the Workforce

People of color[1] faced steeper job losses than White workers at the start of the pandemic. Moreover, as the economy began to expand, job growth for people of color increased at a slower pace when...
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'Which Jobs Can Be Done Remotely?' ...in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered shutdowns in early 2020 which in turn forced many employers to place employees in work-from-home situations. At that time, we published an analysis that looked at...
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It’s Easy to Track Remote Job Trends in JobsEQ

  To allow users to monitor remote jobs and provide additional insight into their local job market, Chmura has recently released remote job identification as a new feature in the JobsEQ RTI analytic....
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Vaccine Mandates Appear to Have No Effect on Quit Rate

As the percentage of workers quitting their jobs rises to new highs, employer vaccine requirements have been suggested as a potential cause. Data suggest, however, that vaccine mandates had limited...
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Economic Diversity | Chmura

The map here displays the Economic Diversity Index for all counties and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. How economically diverse is your county? Source: Chmura Economics &...
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When it comes to work from home policies, normal is a moving target

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on March 14, 2022.  I’ve noticed more people in town lately. Restaurants are fuller at lunchtime, more cars are on the road, and...
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