Equity Special Feature: Race & Earnings in the Atlanta Metro Region

ARC's Research & Analytics Group will be publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months.  Posts in the Equity Special Feature series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each [...]

By | 2018-02-19T18:49:53+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Economy, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Race & Earnings in the Atlanta Metro Region

Monday Mapday: Exploring Changes in Home Ownership

As examined in a previous post on this blog, one aftereffect of the recession was decline in home ownership due to foreclosures and more stringent loan requirements.  According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, the post-recession home ownership rates have declined most sharply among householders who are African American, young, or [...]

By | 2018-01-30T15:30:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Exploring Changes in Home Ownership

Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

This month's Regional Snapshot provides, at the start of 2018, an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national [...]

By | 2018-01-11T17:17:16+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

When it comes to the economy, most of us would likely agree that, while things are better, we "got a ways to go yet". A recent article in the AJC examines the lingering impacts of the Great Recession, pointing out that despite improvements in employment (and even, finally, wages), many are still suffering.  One [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:52:05+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

Friday Factday: National and Regional Educational Levels–
Attaining, but Barely Gaining (on the “Asks” of the Job Market)

Adults are far better educated "now" than they were in previous generations--higher and higher shares are going to, and completing, college. And this level of education is crucial, as recent Burning Glass data indicate that employers are asking for bachelors degrees or more as qualifications to fill nearly two-thirds of 2017 job postings! A [...]

By | 2017-12-15T22:29:29+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: National and Regional Educational Levels–
Attaining, but Barely Gaining (on the “Asks” of the Job Market)

Friday Factday: New SAIPE Income and Poverty Data–
The Right Direction, yet Challenges Remain

Incomes in the Atlanta metro area are growing again...just not very quickly, and a great deal more in some counties than in others.  Data from the last three years show recovery from the slight declines or (at best) stagnation of the 2000 through 2013 period. And it is all relative, as median household incomes [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:05:33+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New SAIPE Income and Poverty Data–
The Right Direction, yet Challenges Remain

Monday Mapday: Online Shopping in the Metro Region

It's Cyber Monday!! According to USA Today, citing Adobe Analytics data, Cyber Monday sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $6.6 billion this year, an increase of 16.5% from 2016. Online shopping is growing at such a rate in recent years that about every shopping day may one day be "cyber day". According [...]

By | 2017-11-27T17:59:08+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Online Shopping in the Metro Region

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
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