Happy Birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating the life of the incomparable W.E.B Du Bois through a series of maps and charts that show just how long the arc of data visualization history in Georgia actually is.

By |2021-02-25T11:51:59-04:00February 24th, 2021|Age and Generations, Data Diversions, Equity, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Happy Birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois

Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

Data from two surveys show that housing affordability worries are all too real for Atlantans, and are growing despite initial policy efforts.

By |2021-02-24T15:16:19-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks|Comments Off on Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

Black-Owned Businesses: An Atlanta Growth Engine

Black-owned businesses make up a much larger share of the Atlanta metro business base than they do at the national level, and a relatively large share of these businesses are small.

By |2021-02-19T15:29:40-04:00February 19th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Equity, Race and Diversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Black-Owned Businesses: An Atlanta Growth Engine

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 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?

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

Data Diversion: COVID-19 Cases and Tests in the ARC 10-County Area

A November 20 update to the tool shows that the positivity rate is on the rise in nearly all ARC's 10 member counties.

By |2020-12-11T12:33:57-04:00December 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions|Comments Off on Data Diversion: COVID-19 Cases and Tests in the ARC 10-County Area

Data Diversion: Retaking the Pandemic Pulse of Atlanta Small Business

What do the first two phases of the Census Bureau's Small Business Pulse Survey tell us about the (changing) state of Atlanta small businesses?

By |2020-12-01T11:05:21-04:00November 17th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Retaking the Pandemic Pulse of Atlanta Small Business

Data Diversion: UI Claims vs Job Postings, March-October, 2020

A dashboard comparing initial unemployment insurance claims to job postings in the Atlanta MSA.

By |2020-11-11T11:14:22-04:00November 11th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on Data Diversion: UI Claims vs Job Postings, March-October, 2020
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