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.
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.
A status update on cases, tests, hospitalizations and deaths in the 10-county area.
A status update on pandemic-related economic recovery indicators.
Updates to the status of evictions in five metro counties, plus details about the national context and local assistance efforts.
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.
Job loss in Atlanta was bad (and our recovery is slow)--but it was worse by many other measures in many other places.
A quick look at what we learned using the Atlanta Fed's Mortgage Analytics and Performance Dashboard.
This month's regional snapshot presents an updated overview of public health and economic indicators from this persistent (and surging) 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.