The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2017

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 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 | 2017-07-17T20:05:25+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2017

Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture

Beyond increasing our quality of life and enriching our culture, the Arts have a huge economic impact in metro Atlanta.​ The June 2017 Regional Snapshot takes a look at a recently released economic study, launches a new arts organization data dashboard, and shares related data and maps. Highlights: The nonprofit arts and culture industry [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:37:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture

Atlanta #1 Among Largest U.S. Metros for Over-the-Year Employment Growth in April

In April 2017, nonfarm employment growth for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was up 3.3% over the year, placing Atlanta first among the 12 largest U.S. metros in over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment.  This growth is a reflection of percentage change gains among the region's higher-paying industry sectors, including Construction [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:57:25+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Economy, Special Features|Comments Off on Atlanta #1 Among Largest U.S. Metros for Over-the-Year Employment Growth in April

The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2017

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q1 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 | 2017-05-04T17:17:15+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Economy, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2017

Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills

Our recent Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills- Through the Burning Glass uses Burning Glass Labor Insight data to assess job postings seeking general digital and advanced digital skills– at national, peer metro, and Atlanta metro levels. This map shows the top 15 hiring regions (MSA) for jobs seeking candidates with digital skills over the last 12 [...]

By | 2017-03-13T14:47:43+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills

Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills—Through the Burning Glass

What and How Important Are Digital Skills? The March 2017 Regional Snapshot uses Burning Glass Labor Insight data to assess numeric trends and demand characteristics of job postings seeking general digital and advanced digital skills-- at national, peer metro, and Atlanta metro levels. Highlights: In Atlanta for 2016, 65 percent of postings (about 367,000) [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:07:17+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills—Through the Burning Glass

Monday Mapday: Poverty in Georgia Cities

In the 10-county metro region, 15.8 percent of the population lives below the poverty line (see the income tab on the 20-County Data Dashboard, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates). Using the Georgia Cities mapping tool on Neighborhood Nexus we can see what this trend looks like in Georgia cities. Two sets of cities [...]

By | 2017-03-06T20:47:07+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Poverty in Georgia Cities

Monday Mapday: Wage Changes 2012-2016

When compared to the top U.S. metros, Atlanta records one of the largest positive changes in average hourly earnings since 2012, increasing by 2.8 percent. Hourly earnings have increased by about $0.70 (in constant dollars) between 2012 and 2016 (click the map for a bigger image). For more information about wages in metro Atlanta, [...]

By | 2017-01-23T22:08:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wage Changes 2012-2016

January 2017: Are We Still Stuck in the Middle?

An Updated Analysis of Wages in Metro Atlanta Nationally, metro Atlanta has fairly high wages, especially when considering its low cost-of living. But overall wage growth has stagnated since 2010… especially in middle-wage jobs. In fact, when compared to a set of peer metro areas, growth in middle-wage occupations in metro Atlanta is [...]

By | 2017-01-09T17:01:54+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on January 2017: Are We Still Stuck in the Middle?

Monday Mapday: Income Divide

Using new U.S. Census Bureau data (2011-2015 American Community Survey via Neighborhood Nexus), this map shows the top 20% of neighborhoods with the highest median household incomes (orange) and the 20% with the lowest median household incomes (blue). The areas with the highest median incomes have a household income ranging from $81,250 to $178,438. [...]

By | 2016-12-20T21:43:48+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Income Divide
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