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Best Graduate Cities
College graduates are a commodity for urban revival, economic growth and the war for talent. Depending on their school or metro, graduates are more or less likely to move to certain cities. Regional metropolitan hubs are often effective at attracting college grads.Best Graduate Cities
Recession Wages: COVID-19 Questions & Predictions
Real-time data tells us that wages are slowing down, with sectors largely reliant on consumer spending being the worst hit. Historic recession data suggests wage growth will dip throughout the crisis and linger onwards until a lag period has passed and wages will recover.Read More
Equal Opportunity In The Workplace: Their Problem, Not Ours
Failure to recognize gender-based discrimination in the workplace remains an obstacle to achieving equal opportunity. Men demonstrate this short-coming at much higher rates than women do.Read more
Economic Trends: Reflections on 2019, Predictions for 2020
The spending power of tech and finance workers kept the economy booming in 2019 but a slowdown in global markets could signal a downturn next year.Read More
Choosing Majors Doesn’t Have to Mean Choosing a Career
Students shouldn’t feel like they are locked into a career path when they choose a major. While there is some divergence in estimated pay, even the best paying majors have a wide variety of career choices.Read More
Earnings Peak at Different Ages for Different Demographic Groups
Men out earn women at the start of their careers. Differing rates of wage growth compound this wage gap, so that men and women see their wages peak at different times.Read More
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