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U.S. States With the Largest Drop in Services Spending During COVID-19

Amid rising inflation, consumers nationwide are now facing increased prices for a wide variety of goods. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global supply chains at the same time that many households had more to spend from government stimulus funds, increased savings, and rising incomes. The economy is now seeing the effects, with significantly higher prices for

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Products & Services Most Impacted by Inflation

Following months of rapid inflation, the U.S. Federal Reserve recently announced its first federal funds rate increases in more than three years. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell followed this action with remarks several days later signaling that more rate increases are in store for 2022. The Federal Reserve’s recent moves were noteworthy because the U.S.

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American Cities With the Most Minority Teachers [2022 Edition]

As the American population becomes more diverse, so does the population of school-aged children. However, teacher diversity is not keeping up, and the diversity gap between students and teachers continues to widen. According to 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 51% of students are not white. In comparison, non-white teachers account for less than

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American Cities With the Most Minority Business Owners in 2022

America’s population of racial and ethnic minorities is growing faster than ever, poising nonwhite Americans to be an increasingly large force in the U.S. economy. The results of the most recent decennial Census released last year showed divergent population trends for America’s white and nonwhite populations. While white Americans still represent a majority of the

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U.S. Cities With the Most Stressful Jobs in 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly exacerbated stressful work conditions for frontline and essential workers, workers in a wide range of other occupations must also contend with stress at work on a regular basis. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), nearly 8% of U.S. workers are

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U.S. Industries Where the Most Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs [2021 Edition]

More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most noteworthy economic stories has been what economic commentators have termed “The Great Resignation.” Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August 2021, representing approximately 2.9% of the total workforce.

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Occupations Expected to Grow the Most Over the Next Decade in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the U.S. labor market in many ways. Many low-wage jobs in fields like retail and hospitality were lost early in the pandemic and have not come back, while throughout the pandemic, there has been strong demand for health workers in response to the pandemic and technology specialists who can

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The Best-Paying U.S. Cities for First Responders in 2021

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, more intense hurricanes, and ongoing wildfires impacting the western U.S., first responders are being challenged more than ever. While first responders are on the front lines during emergencies and face more danger than most people do in their occupations, they don’t earn much more. According to data from the Bureau of

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