A year’s worth of pandemic effects: The Small Business Pulse Survey’s final data release

What can data from the Small Business Pulse survey tell us about how Atlanta's businesses fared and what they expect in the near future? This blog post explores a few findings from the final data from the Small Business Pulse Survey.

By |2021-07-21T11:06:24-04:00July 21st, 2021|Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on A year’s worth of pandemic effects: The Small Business Pulse Survey’s final data release

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

The Long History of Low-Wage, High-Risk Work

150 years ago, Atlanta's washerwomen launched a strike against unsafe working conditions. Today, the housekeeping sector remains female-dominated and underpaid, with workers facing renewed health concerns.

By |2021-05-19T17:21:19-04:00May 19th, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity|Comments Off on The Long History of Low-Wage, High-Risk Work

Two Decades of Changing Senior Cohorts: A Dashboard Dive

Introducing a new dashboard that visualizes change (total and by race/ ethnicity) over the last 20 years for regional and county 65+ and 75+ populations.

By |2021-05-12T14:54:35-04:00May 12th, 2021|Age and Generations, Data Diversions, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Two Decades of Changing Senior Cohorts: A Dashboard Dive

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

A Portion of 2020 Census Data

The first data is out (finally) from the 2020 Census! Apportionment data and overall State resident counts have now been released. Data for Georgia reveal slow but steady growth, yielding no change in Congressional Representation but giving us the 8th state rank in population (up from 9th in 2010).

By |2021-04-28T12:19:24-04:00April 27th, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Population|Comments Off on A Portion of 2020 Census Data

Exploring Pandemic Employment Outcomes

Taking a closer look at ways in which data from Metro Atlanta Speaks and other survey sources reveal the economic damage of the pandemic while finally indicating signs of at least an overall recovery.

By |2021-04-15T21:54:23-04:00April 15th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Exploring Pandemic Employment Outcomes

CareerRise Economic Mobility Dashboard: Clusters of Opportunity

Explore our new occupation demand and supply data dashboard, which focuses on the economic health and workforce characteristics of the ARC WorkSource Plan's five target occupation clusters.

By |2021-04-09T15:40:19-04:00April 9th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on CareerRise Economic Mobility Dashboard: Clusters of Opportunity

Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today

One area where Atlanta does see gender parity? Rates of higher educational attainment. In fact, women have outpaced men in attaining bachelor's and graduate degrees since 1970.

By |2021-06-11T11:45:43-04:00April 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Education, Equity|Comments Off on Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today
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