What Happened to Unemployment Rates May-June 2020?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 30, 2020 8:25:47 AM

If you’ve been following along, you know that during the months of April and May, SiteSeer was reporting weekly unemployment claims as a percentage in major metropolitan and micropolitan areas across the country. (Read our updates from 4/29, and for the weeks ended 4/27, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and our 6/26 update). 

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Coronavirus

Has Your Customer Changed During COVID-19, and What Should You Do About It?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 23, 2020 5:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed just about every business, and while some are struggling because their target customers have different needs and buying habits now – whether by choice or due to government mandates, others are experiencing inflated sales because the product or service they provide has become more important to buyers than ever before (we’re looking at you, grocery stores).

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Topics: Retail Industry, Restaurant Industry, Customer Analysis, Coronavirus

Store and Site Sales Forecasting in the COVID-19 Environment

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 7, 2020 9:34:46 AM

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The normal routine of socializing, going to work, shopping and dining became social distancing, telecommuting and stay at home orders. 

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Topics: Model Builder, Bricks and Mortar Retail, Analyzing Retail Sites, Coronavirus, Sales Forecasting

June 26: Monthly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 26, 2020 9:01:36 AM
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Topics: Market Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Analyzing Retail Sites, Coronavirus, Site Selection Analysis

May 28: Weekly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 28, 2020 3:06:38 PM

States have been opening up in the last couple of weeks, which means some people are able to return to work. But are there jobs still there for them, or have them been eliminated entirely? The unemployment numbers this week (and in the weeks to come) might tell part of the story.

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Topics: Market Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Coronavirus, Site Selection Analysis

May 21: Weekly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 21, 2020 9:20:34 AM
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Topics: Market Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Coronavirus

Grocers Ready to Grow: You Need an Expansion Plan

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 15, 2020 10:46:46 AM

Two months into our global shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and one thing is pretty clear: there are some businesses that are inherently built to withstand a crisis like this one. One such industry: grocery.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Market Research, Capital Planning, Retail Industry, Coronavirus, Grocery

May 13: Weekly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 13, 2020 3:37:02 PM

Thanks to our data partner, Applied Geographic Solutions, we’re offering free unemployment data as a layer in SiteSeer. We’ll be updating the top metropolitan and micropolitan areas in the country every week here on the SiteSeer blog. Want to learn more? Contact us!

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Topics: Market Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Coronavirus

Weekly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19 | Week Ended 4/27/20

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 7, 2020 10:01:41 AM
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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Coronavirus

SiteSeer Provides Weekly Unemployment Map

Posted by Sam Lowder on Apr 29, 2020 5:21:02 PM
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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Coronavirus