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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 Job Trends: June 2021 Update

New job ads surged in the second quarter of 2021, well exceeding the peak ad volume prior to the COVID downturn. Most occupation groups recovered to prior levels of activity, though with a few...
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Fourth of July Plans Returning with a Bang? Not Yet for Community Celebrations

Americans’ plans to celebrate July Fourth include increased spending on food items and more cookouts, but a muted return to fireworks and community celebrations. The National Retail Federation...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
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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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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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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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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
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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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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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Covid-19, 
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Economic Update: The Economy Took a Hit Last Year But is Improving

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on March 8, 2021.  One Year Ago... A year ago in late February and early March, there was some concern about the coronavirus and...
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