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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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A Metric We Recommend You Avoid: Total Ad Counts

If you use online jobs data for labor market insights, there is a certain metric that may be more misleading than helpful. With Chmura’s online job ads dataset—called Real-Time Intelligence, or RTI...
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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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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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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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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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RTI State Recovery Model

Using the full RTI dataset, Chmura has developed a model to predict what new RTI volume would be for each week of 2020 under a scenario where the COVID-19 pandemic had never occurred – what we call...
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