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UCR Among Top 1.3% of World Institutions

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25. The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81. The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy based in the United Arab...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
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California Adds Jobs at a Healthy Pace

California’s labor market continued to expand at a steady pace in March, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 60,200 positions over the month, according to an analysis released jointly by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. February’s gains were revised down to 135,400 in...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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California’s Creative Economy Bounces Back but Expands Unevenly

The economy that houses industries such as entertainment, media, fashion, and fine arts in California has weathered the pandemic and, as a whole, done better in its recovery from the COVID-driven recession than the overall economy, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Inland Empire Business Activity Headed for Moderate Growth

Business activity in the Inland Empire jumped considerably in the latest numbers – and on an annual basis, continues to outpace the nation. According to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, the region’s economy officially transitioned from recovery to expansion...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Inland Empire Has More Jobs Now Than It Lost During Pandemic

The Inland Empire’s labor market has now surpassed its pre-pandemic peak, having added back all the jobs it lost due to the COVID-19 crisis – and more, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Additionally, in a significant adjustment, the annual benchmark revision...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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In New Economic Index, UCR is No. 18 Nationally

A new measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward recognizing measures such as...
By John Warren | UCR News |
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Mass Customization Can Make Fashion More Sustainable if Customers are Willing to Wait for It

The fashion industry produces far more inventory than it sells, consuming and polluting more of the planet’s resources than necessary and generating about 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Much of this excess merchandise ends up in landfills or is burned, prolonging the environmental assault. Mass customization, where customers order clothing made to their...
By Holly Ober | UCR News |
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Surveys with Repetitive Questions Yield Bad Data, Study Finds

Surveys that ask too many of the same type of question tire respondents and return unreliable data, according to a new UC Riverside-led study. The study found that people tire from questions that vary only slightly and tend to give similar answers to all questions as the survey progresses. Marketers, policymakers, and researchers who rely...
By Holly Ober } UCR News |
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Inland Empire Economy Nears Full Recovery from Pandemic Downturn

Although business activity in the Inland Empire continues to outpace the nation in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of recovery has slowed as the regional economy draws closer to pre-pandemic levels of activity. According to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for...
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Mamma Mia! Sweden Gains the Most Musicians During the Pandemic

Call it the ABBA effect: More musicians migrated to Stockholm, Sweden during the pandemic than to any other location according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The analysis examined a very specific labor market – musicians on Soundcloud, a major online music sharing...
By Victoria Pike-Bond |