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Want to Help Workers Work? Keep Virginia’s Right To Work Law

Are a majority of Democratic candidates for the Virginia General Assembly “anti-worker?” Based on their response to a Virginia Chamber of Commerce survey, it would seem that way. General Assembly candidates were surveyed on whether they would support Virginia’s Right … Continue reading

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Business Economists Foresee Slowdown in Growth

If you’ve ever spent time with a couple of economists, you may walk away thinking they never agree and enjoy criticizing each other’s models and assumptions. After spending a few days with over 300 economists at the National Association for … Continue reading

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Labor Force Participation Decline Might Be A Telling Story

The jobless rate is at historic lows and certainly is an important economic barometer. But looking at the labor force participation rate might be a more telling story. That rate, which calculates the number of people employed or unemployed looking … Continue reading

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A Bipartisan Trade Agreement Good for Virginia’s Economy

Governor Ralph Northam recently suggested caution in the face of recessionary concerns:  “As the global economy changes, we must be both cautious and strategic.”  Those concerns were largely echoed by the actions of Republicans in the General Assembly who made … Continue reading

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Why Does Virginia’s Job Growth Rate Continue to Lag the Nation?

Virginia keeps adding jobs on a monthly basis, but the state’s job growth rate continues to lag the national growth rate. In fact, monthly employment in Virginia has grown at a slower pace since 2011 on a year-over-year basis than … Continue reading

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