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No Compromising on Higher Education: The Latest Evidence from Job Ads

In 2021, tightness gripped the U.S. labor market. Partially due to ripple effects from the pandemic, the rate of quits reached record highs and many potential labor force participants stayed on the...
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Communicating Your Project’s Value to Local Stakeholders

This article was originally published in Area Development during the 4th Quarter of 2021.  Congratulations. Your business is growing! Revenue is up, and you just launched a new product that is flying...
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Economic Impact: January 2022 Forecast

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on January 10, 2022.  Forecasts are based on assumptions. And the forecast for this year has assumptions and questions built into...
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What is the Supply Chain and How Does it Affect Me?

Most Americans have heard more about the supply chain in the past few months than they wanted. Stories about people not able to find PlayStation 5s or waiting more than six months for delivery of a...
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Turkey Prices Steady Ahead of Thanksgiving

Amid upward price pressure from supply chain disruptions and other pandemic impacts, the average price for the Thanksgiving centerpiece has stayed roughly the same this year. The average price per...
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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce

Women in the workforce faced steeper job losses than men at the start of the pandemic, and those jobs are recovering more slowly than for men across the nation. Data from the Quarterly Workforce...
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Economic Impact: Holiday retail sales expected to rise by all-time record, but supply chain shortages could dampen sales

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 7th, 2021.  With the holiday shopping season just kicking off, some observers believe supply chain shortages could...
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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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