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

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

Friday Factday: Forecasted Replacement Demand for Top Occupations

This week's Friday Factday explores the 10-year forecasted replacement demand for the twenty top occupations [as determined by location quotient (LQ)] for the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). These data are sourced from Chmura Economics and are part of their JobsEQ Occupational Snapshot.  Replacement demand is a component of total occupational demand that comprises openings due [...]

By | 2017-08-25T19:07:22+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Forecasted Replacement Demand for Top Occupations

Monday Mapday: Home Sale Price Changes by Zip Code

When viewed at the zip code level, average home sale listing prices between 2012 and 2017 have increased everywhere across the 20-county Atlanta Metro Region*.  The magnitude of increase, however, exhibits significant variation based on where within the region a home was sold, with the largest increases being shown in blue and the smallest [...]

By | 2017-08-11T18:54:54+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Home Sale Price Changes by Zip Code

Friday Factday: Manufacturing Employment vs. Output

Last month, Pew Research Center released an article highlighting national growth in manufacturing output (as measured by GDP) despite a decline in manufacturing employment ("Most Americans unaware that as U.S. manufacturing jobs have disappeared, output has grown," July 25, 2017). Do these trends hold true for metro Atlanta?  The state of Georgia?  This week's [...]

By | 2017-08-11T20:58:41+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Manufacturing Employment vs. Output

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
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