Senior Sentiments from Metro Atlanta Speaks 2020

To wind up Older Americans Month, we take a look at results for the senior cohorts from the 2020 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. Focal areas are: the biggest problem for the region, COVID-19 impacts, race relations, and police reform.

By |2021-05-26T15:25:55-04:00May 26th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Public Health|Comments Off on Senior Sentiments from Metro Atlanta Speaks 2020

COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

What has the magnitude of COVID-19 hospitalization and loss looked like in the Atlanta area? This post considers cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the inception of COVID-19 in Georgia through April 2021 and compares the numbers to the 10-county's 2019 population.

By |2021-05-10T13:09:53-04:00May 10th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions|Comments Off on COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

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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