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Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

This week's Friday Factday highlights data from the Q3 2017 update to The Quarter, The Atlanta Regional Commission's quarterly publication exploring leading indicators of overall economic health from a non-economist's view.  This week, we dig into the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers.  The Case-Shiller index is the leading indicator measuring the [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:12:46+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

This month's Regional Snapshot picks up where the July Regional Snapshot on Affordable Housing left off. In the October Regional Snapshot we take a deeper dive into affordable housing data, mapping it onto our region's employment centers in an effort to visualize the relationship between housing affordability and concentrations of regional employment. ARC's Employment [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:53:14+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

Metro Atlanta a National Leader in Home Loans

We spend a lot of time analyzing data about the region’s housing market. We have examined how home prices have recovered since the Great Recession (here) and we recently looked at the growing affordability crisis in metro Atlanta (here). But with the recent release of the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for [...]

By | 2017-10-11T12:27:07+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Metro Atlanta a National Leader in Home Loans

The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2017

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q3 2017. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

By | 2017-10-10T17:40:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2017

Friday Factday: Internet Access and the Digital Divide

This week the AJC released an article exploring the "digital divide" in metro Atlanta. This division - among those with access to the internet and other digital technologies and those with limited or no access - is potentially stifling the economic prosperity of those residents who lack access by leaving them at a disadvantage [...]

By | 2017-10-06T22:07:06+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Internet Access and the Digital Divide

Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Ah, fall is in the air.  The mornings are becoming increasingly crisp and cool, the stores are unpacking all of their Halloween merchandise, football season is in full swing, and metro Atlanta students returned to school six weeks ago! If your children are college age, returning to school this semester may have meant taking [...]

By | 2017-09-18T21:02:08+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot looks at automation and the potential impact on metro Atlanta jobs.  Which occupations are at greater risk for automation?  Which jobs are "safe?"    Read on for the answers to these questions, and more… Highlights from this snapshot: Overall, employment growth is strong in metro Atlanta, but several occupations that [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:41:46+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

As the Southeast pulls together in the wake of Hurricane Irma, charitable giving is in the forefront of our minds at ARC.  This week's Monday Mapday highlights charitable contributions by zip code in metro Atlanta.  Overall, metro Atlantans are a charitable bunch, with zip codes shaded in dark brown in the map below representing [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:33:45+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

Friday Factday: Labor Day 2017

Each year, on the first Monday in September, Atlanta joins the nation in celebrating Labor Day, honoring the American labor movement of the 19th century. The first Labor Day was celebrated September 5, 1882 and featured a street parade "to exhibit to the public 'the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and [...]

By | 2017-09-01T19:52:24+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Labor Day 2017

Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online

This week's Monday Mapday explores time spent online in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  The map below shows the percentage of the adults,* by zip code, that spent an average of 2 to 4.9 hours online in a typical day.  Areas shaded in dark blue (including areas of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, [...]

By | 2017-08-28T18:55:18+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online
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