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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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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

Economic Impact: Will the Rebound in Leisure and Hospitality Jobs Continue?

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on December 12, 2020. The spread of the coronavirus has hurt almost all businesses. Of the 12 major sectors that the Bureau of Labor...
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Covid-19, 
Forecasting

COVID-19 Update: As Cases Spike, the Recovery in Job Postings Stalls

The spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to lead to slower employment growth in the nation based on the drop in job postings recorded in Chmura’s Real Time Intelligence (RTI). Since the end of the...
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Economic Development, 
Forecasting, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Creating an Economic Forecast for the City of Bristol

The Problem  The City of Bristol rests on the border of Virginia and Tennessee, just miles away from Bristol, TN and Kingsport, TN. Although the City of Bristol is small, its elected officials are...
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Economic Impact, 
Forecasting, 
Economy

Cautiously Optimistic: Holiday Spending Could Be a Bumpy Economic Sleigh Ride

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on October 12, 2020   The official kickoff to the holiday selling season starts next month, but Christmas trees have already started showing...
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Covid-19, 
Forecasting, 
JobsEQ

Introducing Alternative COVID Forecast!

Are you wondering how COVID-19 will affect what jobs are in-demand in the next few years? We’ve got a solution. The Chmura team is excited to announce that we’ve added an Alternative COVID Forecast...
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