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 | March 8th, 2017|Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills—Through the Burning Glass

Regional Snapshot: What have we learned about educational attainment?

How have the levels of educational attainment changed in metro Atlanta? The February 2017 Regional Snapshot looks at changes in educational attainment throughout the past decade on the metro, county, and local levels. Highlights: About 37 percent of adults in metro Atlanta have at least a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: What have we learned about educational attainment?

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 | January 9th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on January 2017: Are We Still Stuck in the Middle?

2016 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results- Regional Snapshot

Transportation Remains Region’s Top Concern, According to 2016 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Atlanta Regional Commission's 2016 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey results were recently released, which document the perceptions of 5,400 residents in a 13-county area on topics including transportation, education, the economy, civic engagement, quality of life, and arts/culture. One of the questions asks respondents what [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on 2016 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results- Regional Snapshot

Regional Snapshot: October 2016

Take a look at October's Regional Snapshot to gear up for the election and see how our economy has improved since the recession. Check out the highlights below, or download the entire report here. Nationally, recovery with expansion continues Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is recovering since the recessionary trough, and employment has as well, but [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: October 2016

Regional Snapshot: Reading Matters and Math Counts

With a new school year starting, education is on a lot of minds...including ours! So, for this month's Regional Snapshot, we are taking a glimpse into education in metro Atlanta and exploring the various factors that impact a student's educational success. Check out the highlights below, but we encourage you to read the full report here. Overall, only [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Reading Matters and Math Counts

Regional Snapshot: 2016 Population Estimates

For 50 years, or so, ARC has been developing population estimates for the Atlanta region. While growth is still not as strong as the late 1990s or the early 2000s, the region did experience the largest single-year population increase since the Great Recession. Here are the highlights of ARC’s 2016 population estimates: The 10-county Atlanta [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2016 Population Estimates

Regional Snapshot: Examining The Housing Market in Metro Atlanta

  In July 2014, we looked at home prices in metro Atlanta and found that while the area had made improvements, it has not completely recovered from the Great Recession. Two years later, we wanted to revisit the topic to see how our housing market is performing today. Our findings suggest that while some areas have made [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Examining The Housing Market in Metro Atlanta

How Expensive Is It To Live in Metro Atlanta?

Ever wonder how expensive Atlanta is compared to other cities? We have an answer for you! This month's Regional Snapshot looks at how expensive it is to live in different metropolitan areas by exploring data related to cost-of-living. Here are the key findings, but you can access the full report here: Metro Atlanta’s overall cost-of-living is [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Regional Snapshot, Special Features|Comments Off on How Expensive Is It To Live in Metro Atlanta?

The Impact of Transportation on Air Quality in the Atlanta region

  With the hot summer months approaching and impacting air pollution levels in the region, we wanted to dive into ARC's research on air quality and assess the most impacted areas in our community for this month's Regional Snapshot. Take a look at the highlights below, and check out the full report here. The Clean [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Public Health, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on The Impact of Transportation on Air Quality in the Atlanta region
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