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Worker Voices Special Brief: Self-Employment, Dreams Versus Reality

This report delves into a theme that surfaced during a series of focus groups with U.S. workers and job seekers without a four-year degree: Many people want to work for themselves.

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It’s Not Just Who You Know, It’s How You Know Them

Economic Insights — Not all job referrals are the same. Referrals from friends and family are used by different workers – and have different benefits – than referrals from work colleagues.

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Labor Markets and Opportunity

Welcome to Labor Markets and Opportunity, a source for Philadelphia Fed research, data, and perspectives on labor markets and economic opportunity.

State Anchor Economy Impacts

How do hospitals and higher education institutions impact your state’s economy? State-level measures of anchor institution impacts are now available for 2019 and 2004 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Anchor Economy Dashboard

Explore the economic impact of anchor institutions in 524 regions across the U.S. The reliance index demonstrates how dependent regional economies are on these institutions and provides a measure of the national average.

Updated: 27 Sep ’22

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Occupational Mobility Explorer

The Occupational Mobility Explorer allows users to examine how workers’ skills could transfer to similar — but higher-paying — occupations. Findings are available for the 33 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

Updated: 14 Dec ’20