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CORI Employment Impact Update

CORI’s Employment Impact Update: July 2020

September 15, 2020

While the vast majority of pandemic-related coverage has focused on dense urban areas, smaller towns across the country have also felt deep health and economic shocks. Each month in our Employment Impact Update, we share key findings, trends, detailed maps and analysis based on BLS monthly employment data to help you understand what’s happening to rural economies.

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CORI’s Employment Impact Update: June 2020

August 13, 2020

Each month in our employment impact update, we share key findings, trends, detailed maps and analysis based on BLS monthly employment data to help you understand what’s happening to rural economies.

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Tips for Using Data to Tell Your Community’s Story

July 22, 2020

At the Center On Rural Innovation (CORI), we’ve honed a careful approach to showing communities how they can use data to tell their best story. Now, we’re sharing these best practices with you, for help as you incorporate data into your community’s unique story.

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Why Data Visualization Matters For Rural America

May 7, 2020

CORI knows that accessible data can make a huge difference to rural communities nationwide. Local leaders need to understand what’s going on in their community—especially if they’re not in a major city getting lots of attention. And the country needs a clear way to see both the pain and promise present in rural America.

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3 Reasons COVID-19 is creating a rural employment crisis

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But the disease’s damage doesn’t stop there. With millions of people forced to stay at home, the economy has cratered.

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How limited broadband affects older adults during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

With a dramatic rise in rural hospital closures since 2010, and poor broadband infrastructure unable to support modern telehealth solutions, we as a nation are failing to protect aging rural Americans. Use this map to understand the scope of the issues facing our rural health care system, and where there may be opportunities to expand telehealth access.

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How broadband inequality complicates COVID-19 school closures in rural areas

March 17, 2020

These infrastructure failures that divide our children’s equal access to education, are only now getting the national attention they deserve. This grievous situation is a reminder that we must build future proof infrastructure that democratizes broadband and provides internet access to all Americans, regardless of where they live.

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