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March 2018:March Madness – The GIG Economy and Forum 2018 Bookended Conferences in the District

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Understanding the size of the gig economy is challenging

 

Performing gigs at different nightclubs and to various audiences is common for musicians. The proliferation of smartphones and online platforms have lowered the barrier for suppliers to provide on-demand services, making it easier for more individuals to complete some small jobs and participate in the new gig economy.

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Most Secure Jobs that Need Little Training

For jobs that typically don’t need a college degree, which are the most secure?

Here we take a look at five popular ones (see chart below). Each of these are “secure” in the sense that they are jobs with very low unemployment rates. In addition, each of these jobs typically do not require a college award, plus they usually don’t require extensive training.

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California Wildfires and Day-to-Day Job Impacts

Last year, we posted a blog examining the effects of Hurricane Harvey on job postings and, by extension, employment. Below, we take the same approach to look at the impacts of a different natural disaster prevalent in late 2017 and early this year: the wildfires in California. Specifically, we are focusing on the Tubbs Fire, which affected parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties in Northern California during October 2017; and the Thomas Fire, which affected Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in Southern California in December 2017.

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Occupational Separations: Components and Applications

For many years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) used replacement rates to measure occupational demand due to individuals leaving their occupation. When the BLS switched from replacement rates to separation rates, it was quite a shock for many of us. On average, these rates measuring this type of labor demand more than quadrupled!

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Chmura in the Spotlight

  • Chmura attended the annual University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) conference on March 14—16 in Baltimore, MD. Chris Chmura and UPCEA’s Jim Fong gave a presentation on student loan default rates.


Upcoming Events

  • Chmura will be attending both the NAWB Forum 2018 from March 24—27 and the IEDC Federal Forum from March 25-27 in Washington, D.C.
  • Chris Chmura will participate in a panel discussion at the NAWB Forum 2018 on healthcare at 10:15 am on Monday, March 26. Stop by our booths! Rick Lombardo, Leslie Peterson, and Chris Chmura will be at NAWB’s booth # 506. Austen Steele will be at the Federal Forum booth. We will see you there!

 

 

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