About Erik Woodworth

Senior Planner in the Research & Analytics Group at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Friday Factday: Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

This week's Friday Factday is the last post in our three-part series visualizing Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data for 2017 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In our first post post using the OES data, we provided an interactive tool for comparing occupations by total employment, median annual wages, and the prevalence of regional employment in [...]

By |2019-01-24T17:18:41-04:00January 18th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

Friday Factday: Employment and Wage Growth by Occupation

In this Friday Factday, we are taking another look at the Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In a previous post using the OES data, we provided an interactive tool for comparing occupations by total employment, median annual wages, and the prevalence of regional employment in each occupation to [...]

By |2019-01-17T17:06:05-04:00January 11th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Employment and Wage Growth by Occupation

Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Today, the first day of winter, is recognized annually as National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day.  Sponsored since 1990 by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, this day of recognition is intended to bring attention to the nation's homeless population and to encourage action for their [...]

By |2018-12-21T09:03:41-04:00December 21st, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

The Opportunity Zones Program, enacted in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed rural and urban neighborhoods across the country.  Opportunity Zones are census tracts that have been nominated by governors and certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:37:05-04:00December 14th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Have you wondered how concentrated employment in a particular occupation is in the metro region? If so, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)'s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data is a good source for this information.  The most recent release is for 2017 (the data for 2018 will be released in March or April of [...]

By |2018-11-30T06:57:56-04:00November 30th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37-04:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has a podcast. The podcast is called What’s Next ATL, like the recently launched website of the same name. What’s Next ATL is hosted and produced by Kate Sweeney, formerly an NPR reporter for 90.1 WABE. Each episode focuses on one crucial issue facing our region, and a person, [...]

By |2018-11-14T09:37:35-04:00November 14th, 2018|Housing, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Opportunity varies widely across our country.  Where one grows up, the income of their parents, their race and ethnicity -- all of these factors can contribute to a person's economic prospects and potential social mobility as an adult.  Researchers from Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Census Bureau have attempted to measure the extent to which [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14-04:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

The map below provides a broad view of how net worth is distributed across the 20-county Atlanta metro region.  Calculated by ESRI at the census tract level, median net wealth refers to the total wealth minus debts of the typical household in each tract.  Household wealth includes equity in a home, business, car, and [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13-04:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

ESRI's diversity index provides an estimate of how likely two people, selected at random from the same geographic area, will belong to different racial or ethnic groups.  Available down to the block group level, an index value of 0 means an area exhibits "no diversity" and 100 means that there is "complete diversity."  The [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:56:39-04:00October 8th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region
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