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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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Economic Impact: Online job ads in Virginia show increase in wages & sign-on bonuses

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on June 11, 2022.  With talk of recession increasing, analysts are scrutinizing all the economic indicators for signs of a...
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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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Business Formations Surged During Pandemic to 15-Year High

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy and ushered in a record number of new business applications in the United States. Between 2010 and 2019, new business formations grew an average of 4%...
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Economic Impact: College grads in May can expect higher wages

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on May 02, 2022.  College seniors graduating this month will be entering a stronger labor market than last year’s graduates with...
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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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'Which Jobs Can Be Done Remotely?' ...in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered shutdowns in early 2020 which in turn forced many employers to place employees in work-from-home situations. At that time, we published an analysis that looked at...
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