C2ER COVID-19 Member Survey

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On March 10th of this year, C2ER distributed a survey—to both members and non-members—with the goal of exploring how respondents were addressing and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey remained opened until April 1, accruing 105 responses from C2ER members and 101 additional responses from non-members. Question 1 asked respondents how their organization been […]

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Data Featured at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

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The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board met on September 18 to receive recommendations from four Working Groups.  One of those groups focused on the importance of data to the nation’s workforce system.

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Professional Certifications and Licenses Increase Earnings and Reduce Unemployment, New Data Shows

Written by Anuradha Dhar At the end of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) at the Department of Labor released a report on 2018 data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) on the role of professional certifications and occupational licenses in the U.S. labor market. Their most recent annual data was released in January […]

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RFP Announcement: State Projections Partnership looks to add 5-Year Industry and Occupation Products

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The demand for medium term (e.g., 5-year) projections continues to increase. According to many customers of labor market information, five-year projections would better assist individuals to make informed career decisions and give policymakers more relevant information for aligning and allocating current and future resources across the education, workforce and economic development systems. At present, states […]

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LMI Institute 2016 Accomplishments

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  Current LMI Institute Membership  The LMI Institute’s membership is comprised of state LMI agencies and other professionals in LMI and related fields. Currently, 34 states and U.S. Territories are active members of the LMI Institute. The LMI Institute also has a growing number of affiliate members, representing workforce development professionals, community colleges, and independent […]

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C2ER 2016 Accomplishments

During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen C2ER products and services.  We […]

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Addressing the Skills Gap Starts in Your Own Office

A survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that government and nonprofit employers have a more-difficult time with recent-graduate hires. Most of the issues cited involve “soft skills.” Of the 700 employers in the survey who offered feedback on specific troubles they experienced with recent grads, most mentioned communication and critical thinking. Specifically, the […]

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Cost of Living Index Quarter 3, 2015 Media Release

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C2ER released the Cost of Living Index (COLI) third quarter report for 2015 in late October. Among the 265 urban areas that participated in the 2015 third quarter Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY to […]

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Thompson discusses ACS: mandatory vs voluntary

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John Thompson, Census Bureau Director discussed the American Community Survey at the 54th Annual Conference of the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER).

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