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Preliminary Wages

JobsEQ now includes preliminary estimates for occupation wages in order to provide a more timely compensation data set. These data build upon the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s (BLS) OEWS[1] data set...
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2022 Job Ad Trends

What trended in the workforce in 2022 and what does that hold for 2023? This article explores that question using the RTI[1] jobs ad dataset from JobsEQ.   The Overall Market     New online job ad...
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Economic Impact: Is a recession in the forecast for 2023? Yield curve says yes

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on January 8, 2023.  Recessions are hard to predict, but many observers are forecasting one for 2023. I’m in that camp as well....
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Talking Turkey: How Inflation Affects your Holiday

Much like many other goods, the price of turkey has gone up this year. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changing cost of goods and services over time to track inflation, and we can use...
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Accuracy Matters: Benchmarking Diversity

A company grading themself on staffing diversity needs to pick the proper benchmark. There are a variety of available labor market data related to diversity and choosing the wrong data could easily...
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Labor Day Indicators Point to "Employees" Market

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on September 5, 2022.  As we celebrate our third Labor Day in what is hopefully a waning pandemic, the labor market remains tight....
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Workforce, 
Education, 
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Best College Majors for Remote Work

Does your choice of college major affect your options for working remotely after graduation? It certainly does! The latest data from employers hiring in 2022 show a clear pattern. First off, a...
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Analysis

Back-to-school Shopping a Predictor of How the Holiday Selling Season Will Fare

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on August 6, 2022.  With fears over COVID on the decline, recessionary fears are likely weighing heavily on retailers. On top of...
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The Five Horsemen of a Recession

On July 28th the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined at an annual rate of 0.9% for the second quarter of 2022, marking the second consecutive...
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