Category: Economic Impact Studies

Prevailing Wage Preview: H-1B Foreign Worker Salary Expectations for July 2022

On July 1 of each year, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) publishes prevailing wage rates and salaries that establish a floor for what U.S. businesses must pay foreign […]

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Deaths of Young Adults Increased Substantially During the Pandemic for Causes Other than COVID-19

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has been deadly for older Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report weekly deaths from all causes and deaths attributed to COVID-19 according […]

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State-by-State Continuing Unemployment Insurance (Weekly Update)

Posted on by Andrew Ruvkun

As a result of the pandemic and resulting economic slowdown, increased attention has been paid to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report produced by the Department of Labor. As we […]

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Coronavirus Impact Study: Maryland

Posted on by Bill Ford

At the start of the pandemic, cases of coronavirus were largely centered in Baltimore and quickly moved through congregate housing facilities. After a lull in cases over the summer and […]

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One Billion Weeks of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

  More than one billion weeks of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits have been paid through combined State and Federal UI programs since the start of the pandemic. If measured by […]

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Employment in Full-Service Restaurants Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

Few, if any, industries have been harmed by COVID-19 lockdowns as much as Full-Service Restaurants in terms of employment and earnings. With the release of the December Economic Situation Report […]

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Coronavirus Impact Study: New York City

After being the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States in the early days of the pandemic, overall case growth in New York City has remained low in […]

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Unemployment Insurance Utilization Rates Differ Substantially Across States

Introduction Weekly releases of unemployment insurance (UI) claims data by the US Department of Labor (DOL) have indicated a very high utilization of state and federal UI programs during the […]

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Coronavirus Impact Study: Illinois

Our Illinois COVID-19 Dashboard combines demographic information from the 2018 American Community Survey along with data from the US Department of Agriculture Food Access Research Atlas with the number of COVID-19 reported cases from the Illinois Department of Health. ⁣

The data can show us the relationship between a zip code’s demographics as well as access to adequate grocery stores and a zip code’s COVID-19 reported case count. ⁣

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