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The Probability of a Recession in Late 2022 is Over 50%

Gross domestic product (GDP) recently contracted in the 1st quarter of 2022, with the economy declining at a 1.6% annual rate after increasing 6.9% in the 4th quarter of 2021. Both trade and...
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Has Labor Force Participation Recovered from the 2020 Recession?

The labor force participation rate has not returned to its pre-pandemic level despite quick recovery in other parts of the economy. The most recent data from June 2022 puts the participation rate at...
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A look at Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policies in Corporate America

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices are becoming increasingly important in organizations and companies across the United States. As discussed in Chmura’s recent white paper report,...
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Inflation, Supply Chain Issues Dampen 4th of July Celebrations

It seems likely that more people will be celebrating Independence Day on Monday than did in 2020 or 2021, but rising prices are expected to keep celebrations from reaching pre-pandemic levels again....
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How are Americans Celebrating Father’s Day? | Chmura

With inflation jumping to 8.6% over the last 12 months ending with May 2022 and eroding consumer spending power, what gifts can dads expect this year? How much will their children spend on them? The...
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Diversity and Inclusion in High-Paying Jobs | Chmura

In an era of increasing focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Chmura Economics & Analytics sought to find if the workers with the “best” jobs in the United States reflect the actual...
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Accuracy Matters: Imputing Zip-Level Employment

JobsEQ incorporates a collection of sources for estimating industry employment at the zip-code level. [1] Two of the prime sources used are LODES[2] and Zip Code Business Patterns (ZBP), [3] both...
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Job Ad Trends: Early 2022

Signs of labor market tightness persist through the beginning of 2022 according to the latest job ads data. These indicators include substantial wage increases among some occupations as well as the...
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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on People of Color in the Workforce

People of color[1] faced steeper job losses than White workers at the start of the pandemic. Moreover, as the economy began to expand, job growth for people of color increased at a slower pace when...
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