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Worker Voices: Shifting Perspectives and Expectations

Worker Voices provides a unique view into how job seekers and workers without a four-year degree navigated the labor market during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the recovery — and how it changed what they expect from a job.

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A Late Start: Understanding Public Investments in Education to Inform Supply-Side Investments for Early Learning

Early care and education play an essential role in supporting working families. The demand for care is high, but supply, for a variety of reasons, wanes. Can investment and innovation help?

Hiring and Retaining Lower-Wage and Noncollege Workers During the Pandemic: Conversations with Employers

This report shares insights from employers in the manufacturing and leisure and hospitality sectors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware on how they are addressing staffing challenges in a tight labor market.

What Is the Anchor Economy Initiative?

Can the Anchor Economy Dashboard help us see the full picture of how anchor institutions impact regional economies? Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker sat down with Deborah Diamond, director of the Anchor Economy Initiative, to learn more.

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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