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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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Workforce, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
Analysis, 
Staffing

The Labor Market Squeeze: 2021 Quarter 2 Job Ads

Many U.S. employers have had a hard time filling jobs in 2021 and wages have consequently made a substantial jump.[1] According to the evidence from job ads, the above-average wage increases are...
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Covid-19, 
Data, 
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JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
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Pro

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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Covid-19, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
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Pro

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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Covid-19, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
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Pro

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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Workforce, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
Trends, 
Analysis

Transitioning Military - The Status of Veteran Employment

A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 45% of veterans would say that “the military prepared them ‘not well at all’ or ‘not too well’ for the transition to civilian life.”[1] A major...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
Trends, 
Analysis

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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Covid-19, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
Analysis, 
Pro

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, 
Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

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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