Atlanta Metro Eviction Tracking Update, February 2021

Updates to the status of evictions in five metro counties, plus details about the national context and local assistance efforts.

By |2021-02-18T11:04:29-04:00February 17th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Housing, Public Health|Comments Off on Atlanta Metro Eviction Tracking Update, February 2021

The difference a year (and/or a quarter) makes: Jobs and unemployment
2019 vs. 2020

A comparison of jobs between Q1 and Q2 of 2019 and 2020, and a look at unemployment rates in the course of 2020, reveal the depth of the pandemic's impact on our economy.

By |2021-02-08T18:52:29-04:00February 8th, 2021|COVID-19, Economic Development, Economy, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The difference a year (and/or a quarter) makes: Jobs and unemployment
2019 vs. 2020

The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Job loss in Atlanta was bad (and our recovery is slow)--but it was worse by many other measures in many other places.

By |2021-02-10T12:27:20-04:00February 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Regional Snapshot: A Take on the Pandemic Economy

This month's regional snapshot presents an updated overview of public health and economic indicators from this persistent (and surging) pandemic.

By |2021-01-15T17:12:12-04:00January 15th, 2021|COVID-19, Economy, Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: A Take on the Pandemic Economy

The complexity of learning loss in a pandemic

Prior to the COVID pandemic, students in the metro Atlanta region were making progress in 3rd grade literacy, with rates of students proficient and above increasing 5 percentage points between the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. For Black and Latinx students the percentage of students proficient and above in 3rd grade literacy increased by 5 and 4 percentage points respectively. The pandemic’s impact on our education and social structures, however, is threatening these gains.

By |2021-01-07T16:09:38-04:00January 7th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Education, Equity|Comments Off on The complexity of learning loss in a pandemic
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