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

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

Friday Factday: New Construction Adds Few Affordable Units for Renters

The uptick in construction activity since the great recession has generated many new residential building projects in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).  While some of the new housing in these projects has been designated affordable, it appears that these newer constructed buildings are demanding higher rents than their older counterparts.  The first chart below [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:08:55+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New Construction Adds Few Affordable Units for Renters

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

Friday Factday: Georgia Milestones Results and Trends

The Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) recently released the Georgia Milestones results for the 2016-17 school year1.  Overall, students across the state showed progress in math and language arts, albeit with a slight downward turn in science scores (when all grade levels are considered)2.  For this Friday Factday, we will compare 3rd grade [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:23:54+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Education, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Georgia Milestones Results and Trends

Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2017 celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits discrimination, and guarantees that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to employment, transportation, telecommunications, commercial facilities, state and local government services, and public services and accommodations. This [...]

By | 2017-07-21T23:12:57+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Nationally, the country is experiencing a delay in household formation among the millennial generation, as well as declining homeownership rates.  This week's Friday Factday explores these trends in the 10-county metro area. In terms of homeownership, rates are way down in metro Atlanta - for all age categories, but especially among millennials (as shown [...]

By | 2017-07-18T14:26:25+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Update through June, 2017: June 2017 was the first month with a below average temperature (-0.2°F) in Atlanta since January 2016! That's 16 months in a row of above average temperatures. What led to this "cold" June? Well, it only took the 8th wettest June on record, with nearly 8" of rain, to [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:52:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features|Comments Off on Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017
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