By Mike LaFirenza founder, CEO, and Journalist at Lattice Publish. Lattice Publishing works with brands to turn proprietary & publicly available data into research-driven stories for publishers, helping to engage readers by covering unique topics and story angles.
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A Pulse On Unemployment In Salem
The impact the pandemic had on employment can’t be overstated, as job losses in the spring of 2020 were comparable to those of the Great Depression. However, unlike prior recessions, the rebound was swift: over 60% of jobs lost returned a year later, and total employment today is just a percentage point lower than the pre-COVID peak. Yet while many locatio…
Are Salem-Keizer incomes keeping pace with inflation?
While some workers have seen their wage gains outpace inflation, others haven’t - and rising prices have effectively given them a pay cut. Even before the current run of inflation, many workers were already in a challenging position due to slow wage growth relative to prices over the last decade. Changes in cost of living have also affected workers differe…