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The Number of People Quitting their Jobs is at Near-Record Levels

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on September 8th, 2021.  As we celebrate our second Labor Day in a pandemic, there are still many unknowns about when employment...
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Staffing

The Labor Market Squeeze: 2021 Quarter 2 Job Ads

Many U.S. employers have had a hard time filling jobs in 2021 and wages have consequently made a substantial jump.[1] According to the evidence from job ads, the above-average wage increases are...
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Pro

Online Learning in Higher Education After COVID-19

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the U.S. higher education system overnight. In-person instruction was replaced by virtual classrooms and pencil and paper substituted with computers....
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Changes in Job Post Duration due to COVID-19

Job post duration, which measures how many days it takes to fill positions, provides an indication of how hard it is for employers to find qualified candidates.[1] The initial drop in job post...
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Covid-19, 
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Pro

Vaccine Work Requirements Are on the Rise

More employers are requiring that new employees be vaccinated.[1] While many of these requirements are very recent developments, job ads over the past several months illustrate the beginning of this...
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Workforce, 
Data, 
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Analysis

Transitioning Military - The Status of Veteran Employment

A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 45% of veterans would say that “the military prepared them ‘not well at all’ or ‘not too well’ for the transition to civilian life.”[1] A major...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Data, 
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Economic Impact: Sales for back-to-school shopping should be much stronger this year

This article was originally published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on August 8th, 2021.  Similar to many other businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many retailers. Even...
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Covid-19, 
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JobsEQ, 
Trends, 
Analysis, 
Pro

Accuracy Matters

Accuracy Matters One of the things we at Chmura take pride in is hearing our clients praise the accuracy of our data, a difference they notice relative to other economic data sets they’ve seen. We’re...
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Covid-19, 
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COVID-19 Job Trends: June 2021 Update

New job ads surged in the second quarter of 2021, well exceeding the peak ad volume prior to the COVID downturn. Most occupation groups recovered to prior levels of activity, though with a few...
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