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Covid-19, 
Trends

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, 
Trends

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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Covid-19, 
Trends

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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Covid-19, 
Trends

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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Economy

Economic Diversity | Chmura

The map here displays the Economic Diversity Index for all counties and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. How economically diverse is your county? Switch to MSA Data  ...
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The COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index

The map below displays the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index for all counties and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. Click here to download the data. Switch to MSA Data  ...
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Economic Development, 
JobsEQ, 
Analysis

Can JobsEQ Get To Our Little Town Level?

Can cities and towns, especially smaller ones, get accurate labor market information? If you work for a town or city, you know the frustration. Finding labor data for a county or metropolitan area is...
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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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Economic Development, 
Site Selection

Top 3 Locations for Wind Farms in the USA

President-elect Biden has promised to invest $400 billion over ten years in clean energy and innovation.[1] That means there may soon be extensive funding available for renewable energy firms looking...
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