On the eve of eviction moratoriums expiring, we examine new data in the Eviction Tracker tool and explore its value in helping residents throughout the region.
Updates to the status of evictions in five metro counties, plus details about the national context and local assistance efforts.
Evictions are often difficult to track in any kind in real-time. This tracker tool, developed by ARC, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Fed shows filings at the Census tract level for five metro counties: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett. Data updates weekly.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]