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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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Covid-19, 
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Data, 
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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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Covid-19, 
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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Covid-19, 
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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Data, 
Economy, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends

What is Happening to Women in the Labor Force?

When Women Enter the Workforce, the Economy Grows  The increasing participation rate of women in the labor force in the 20th century greatly contributed to national economic growth, as well as...
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Data, 
Economy, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
Staffing

Job Ads Data Linked with Stock Market Growth

Tracking a company’s hiring trend is a valuable investment strategy. These trends can be watched with Chmura’s Real-Time Intelligence (RTI) analytic which houses job ads data on individual companies,...
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Economy

Economic Diversity | Chmura

The map here displays the Economic Diversity Index for all counties and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. How economically diverse is your county? Switch to MSA Data  ...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Impact: Economic Trends Point Toward Sprouts of Growth

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 9, 2020. Real gross domestic product grew by a historically large 33.1% annualized rate in the third quarter after contracting at...
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