Prime-Age Participation Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the labor force participation rate as the percentage of civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over either working or actively seeking work. However, when comparing one region to another, this may not be the best metric to use.

What Happened in Wholesale? (NAICS 425120 Changes in 2018)

In the last quarter of 2017, there were over 210,000 private sector establishments in the wholesale trade agents and brokers industry (NAICS 425120) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Just one quarter later, however, the number of these establishments plummeted by 27%.

Why Economic Diversity Matters

Though the economy has been booming and consumer confidence hast hit an eighteen-year high, the chances of a recession in the next two years is increasing according to Chmura’s economists. As such, economic developers may be asking themselves a tough question: “How well can my region withstand another economic recession?”