C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – May 27


May 27, 2021

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Now Available! First Quarter 2021 Cost of Living Index Released

Featured Event

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team

Data Visualization

Total Value of Manufacturing Shipments for 2019 and 2018 


Now Available! First Quarter 2021 Cost of Living Index Released

Kicking off the first quarter of the Cost of Living Index we highlight the cost of a haircut for men.  

Image by Andrea Donato from Unsplashed

Since the start of the pandemic, the process of getting a haircut has gone through rapid change and shops across the U.S. coped with the new reality by implementing sanitation fees, decreasing the number of clients see at once, just to name a few. With increased demand in conjunction with additional safety measures, the haircut prices have increased. Now with the country beginning to reopen, it is important to highlight how the price of a haircut has shifted. To examine female or longer haircuts, check out the “Beauty Salon” price in the full dataset.

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June 7 – 11, 2021

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Data Visualization

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American Economic Association – Coronavirus State/Local Fiscal Recovery Funds – Treasury Invites Comments on Interim Rule on Uses $350B (by 7/16) 

Gallup – Seven in 10 U.S. White-Collar Workers Still Working Remotely

New York Times – The Myth of Labor Shortages

Next City – Is Free Public Transit an Idea Whose Time Has Come?  

NPR Planet Money – Is There Really A Truck Driver Shortage?  

Route Fifty – Not All Jobs Are Coming Back Post Covid: How States Can Help Retrain Workers  

Smart Incentives – “Incentives Among Proposed Reform Options for Economic Adjustment Programs”

Tampa Bay Business Journal – Exclusive: Study Reveals the Bay Area’s Transit Job Creation Champ

Washington Post – It’s Not a ‘Labor Shortage.’ It’s a Great Reassessment of Work in America  



Bureau of Economic Analysis – BEA Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Slides: Developing State Personal Income Distribution Statistics 

Bureau of Labor Statistics – A Profile of the Working Poor, 2019 

CBRE – COVID-19 Impact on Resident Migration Patterns 

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation – Entrepreneurship in Economic Crises: A Look at Four Recession Periods between 1978 and 2018 in the United States  

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – Program on Economic Inclusion (Charts and Data)  

Kaiser Family Foundation – Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity  

National Science Foundation – Science and Engineering State Profiles  

Trade Partnership Worldwide LLC – Imports Work for American Workers  

University of Missouri Extension – Population Trends in Missouri and Its Regions

U.S. Department of Commerce United States Investment Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications Call for Comments  

Washington State Department of Transportation – Active Transportation Plan Part 1, 2020 and Beyond  


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