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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, 
Analysis

Can JobsEQ Get To Our Little Town Level?

Can cities and towns, especially smaller ones, get accurate labor market information? If you work for a town or city, you know the frustration. Finding labor data for a county or metropolitan area is...
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Trends, 
Analysis

How Will the Latest Immigration Restrictions Impact Employers?

On June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants into the United States. This extends a previous presidential proclamation through the end of...
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JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
Analysis

What Does it Take to Become a Contact Tracer?

What does it take to become a contact tracer? Contact tracing is quickly being recognized as one of the most effective ways of combatting the spread of COVID-19. Countries like Singapore[1] and South...
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Covid-19, 
Forecasting, 
Analysis

Why the US Economy Isn't Headed for a Depression

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on April 6, 2020. With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, it is difficult to predict how the economy will fare for the...
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Covid-19, 
Trends, 
Analysis

Why Does Ohio Have Such a Large Drop in Online Job Ads?

Last week we compared how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted online job ads volume across multiple states. In that blog, we found that Ohio had the largest drop in volume of the states investigated,...
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Covid-19, 
Data, 
Analysis

How Vulnerable is My Region's Economy to COVID-19?

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting the U.S. economy and some regions will certainly be impacted more than others. The variation in impact will not only be due to a region's exposure to the virus...
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Covid-19, 
Trends, 
Analysis

COVID-19 Update: Food Service Industry in Washington State Takes a Hit

On Tuesday, we posted a blog showing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on job trends, comparing the occupation mix of online job ads during the week of March 9-15, 2020 to the occupation mix...
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Economy, 
Analysis

Black Unemployment is Historically Low

The gap between black unemployment rates and the overall unemployment rate has been persistent; but as the nation continues its longest economic expansion on record, the black unemployment rate has...
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