Friday Factday: New BLS Job Data–Atlanta Slowing but Growing

The Atlanta metro economy is in really good shape, and we rank highly among competing metros in terms of job growth. In the latest data, higher wage job sectors such as Professional & Business Services and Information show strong year over year (YOY) increases of 6% and 4% respectively. But our overall YOY rate [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:21:29+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New BLS Job Data–Atlanta Slowing but Growing

Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released data on fixed broadband access. The data are at the census tract level across the entire United States.  Below are maps of the data for the Atlanta Metro region--showing the spatial patterns of access.  The first map provides a baseline overview of access to fixed broadband of [...]

By | 2017-11-14T21:34:09+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By | 2017-11-09T19:00:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2017

This week's Friday Factday provides a preview of the results from this year's Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. Each year, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take the pulse of metro Atlanta residents and help guide the region’s planning and decision-making. The survey, which began in 2013, is [...]

By | 2017-11-03T17:36:09+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2017

Monday Mapday: Childhood Poverty in Decline?

According to a recent article in the Atlantic, childhood poverty in the United States is at a record low, down to 15.7% as of 2016.  This is well below the post-recession high of 18.1% in 2012 as well as the overall measured high of 28.4% in 1967. The 15.7% of children in poverty is, [...]

By | 2017-10-24T14:30:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Childhood Poverty in Decline?

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
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