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Job Ad Trends: 2021 Quarter Three Update

New job ad volume remained relatively high in the third quarter of 2021, though employers have been faced with a record high number of quits. Sign-on bonuses have increased in popularity, a signal of...
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Economic Impact: Businesses are hiring and wages are up, but workers are still missing

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on October, 17th, 2021.  It seems that most businesses are hiring right now based on the number of ‘help wanted’ signs posted...
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Does Herd Immunity Matter to Economic Recovery Anymore?

When the lockdown from COVID-19 began to ripple across the nation in March 2020, economic forecasters turned to medical experts to help formulate assumptions around when the economy would return to...
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The Number of People Quitting their Jobs is at Near-Record Levels

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on September 8th, 2021.  As we celebrate our second Labor Day in a pandemic, there are still many unknowns about when employment...
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Online Learning in Higher Education After COVID-19

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the U.S. higher education system overnight. In-person instruction was replaced by virtual classrooms and pencil and paper substituted with computers....
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Changes in Job Post Duration due to COVID-19

Job post duration, which measures how many days it takes to fill positions, provides an indication of how hard it is for employers to find qualified candidates.[1] The initial drop in job post...
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Vaccine Work Requirements Are on the Rise

More employers are requiring that new employees be vaccinated.[1] While many of these requirements are very recent developments, job ads over the past several months illustrate the beginning of this...
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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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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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