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Transitioning Military - The Status of Veteran Employment

A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 45% of veterans would say that “the military prepared them ‘not well at all’ or ‘not too well’ for the transition to civilian life.”[1] A major...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
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Economic Impact: Sales for back-to-school shopping should be much stronger this year

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on August 8th, 2021.  Similar to many other businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many retailers. Even...
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Covid-19, 
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JobsEQ, 
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Accuracy Matters

Accuracy Matters One of the things we at Chmura take pride in is hearing our clients praise the accuracy of our data, a difference they notice relative to other economic data sets they’ve seen. We’re...
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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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