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Covid-19, 
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COVID-19 and Job Ads: How to Measure the Recovery?

Chmura’s RTI Recovery Model and related data, available free to the public on our website, is designed to specifically measure the state of the economic recovery at the state level. The RTI Recovery...
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COVID-19: RTI State Recovery Update

Chmura’s RTI State Recovery model data has been updated and reflects revisions in historical source data.[1] This model compares weekly online job ad volume in the COVID environment against...
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Covid-19, 
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COVID-19 Job Trends: January 2021 Update

Ten months have passed since the COVID lockdowns began in the United States, and the job market is still not all the way back to pre-COVID levels. There were 200,000 fewer online job ads posted in...
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When Will We Reach Herd Immunity from COVID-19?

Model updated February 9, 2021. As the number of new COVID-19 infections fell and vaccination rates ramped up over the past two weeks, cautious optimism for a return to normalcy has begun to spread...
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Economic Update: Herd Immunity from COVID-19

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on February 8, 2021.  Economists typically create forecasts based on assumptions such as how much the Federal Reserve will change...
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Pre- and Post-COVID: Trends from Online Job Ads

How has the labor market shifted in the post-COVID world, that is, since the appearance of COVID?[1] Which occupations have been impacted? Which skillsets and certifications have seen increases or...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Impact: Economic Trends Point Toward Sprouts of Growth

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 9, 2020. Real gross domestic product grew by a historically large 33.1% annualized rate in the third quarter after contracting at...
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COVID-19: RTI Recovery Update and Introducing State Level Recovery Tracking

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued in the United States, Chmura has been tracking volume changes in its RTI job postings data. These data help measure the impact of the pandemic on the economy...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

The Pandemic Will Likely Bring Long-Term Changes in How We Work

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on September 7, 2020   This Labor Day is unlike any other we have experienced in our lifetime. Millions of Americans remain out of work...
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