How Low Can the Unemployment Rate Go?

The current U.S. unemployment rate has been decreasing for over the last nine years. This has some asking, “How low can the unemployment rate go?” The best insight into this question may come from considering economic theory, analyzing historical trends, and tracking Federal Reserve policy.

Virginia Named Top State for Business 2019

Virginia has been chosen as America’s Top State for Business this year by CNBC. Chris Chmura, CEO and Chief Economist here at Chmura Economics & Analytics, was interviewed about the decision. The following video features excerpts from that interview.

JobsEQ®: New Feature Round-up

Finding labor and demographic data from outside the United States to complement domestic sources can pose several challenges, especially when working on projects that have an international scope and tight deadlines. JobsEQ’s new International Data module mitigates these challenges by providing a single interface to search, discover, and download international data.

Real-Time LMI versus Hires

Some people are hesitant to use online job ads data since web ads do not cover all hiring activity. However, the volume of these ads is fairly comparable to hiring in most occupation groups.