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Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot looks at automation and the potential impact on metro Atlanta jobs.  Which occupations are at greater risk for automation?  Which jobs are "safe?"    Read on for the answers to these questions, and more… Highlights from this snapshot: Overall, employment growth is strong in metro Atlanta, but several occupations that [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:41:46+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Possible Impacts of Automation on Jobs in Metro Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

As the Southeast pulls together in the wake of Hurricane Irma, charitable giving is in the forefront of our minds at ARC.  This week's Monday Mapday highlights charitable contributions by zip code in metro Atlanta.  Overall, metro Atlantans are a charitable bunch, with zip codes shaded in dark brown in the map below representing [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:33:45+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

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

Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online

This week's Monday Mapday explores time spent online in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  The map below shows the percentage of the adults,* by zip code, that spent an average of 2 to 4.9 hours online in a typical day.  Areas shaded in dark blue (including areas of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, [...]

By | 2017-08-28T18:55:18+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online

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: 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

Regional Snapshot: 2017 Population Estimates

It’s that time of year again! Today ARC releases its 2017 Population Estimates.  How has the region changed over the last year?  How does our recent growth compare with years (and decades) past?  Where are we experiencing the greatest growth in the region?  Read on for the answers to these questions, and more… Highlights [...]

By | 2017-08-10T18:35:18+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Population, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2017 Population Estimates

Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Overall, Atlanta is an affordable place... or is it?  Housing affordability is a concern, not just in the metro Atlanta region, but in communities throughout the nation. The July 2017 Regional Snapshot explores the region's housing affordability, identifying those factors that are challenges to maintaining affordability, and comparing the metro Atlanta region to our [...]

By | 2017-08-14T18:55:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs

This map shows average health care costs, by county, in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  Average health care costs include both health insurance and medical care costs. Areas shaded in dark blue (including Cherokee, Cobb, Fayette, Forsyth, and Fulton counties) represent average higher health care costs, ranging from nearly $6,000 to just under [...]

By | 2017-07-24T20:53:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs

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
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