The July Regional Snapshot uses C2ER's annual Cost of Living Index to examine the cost of living in our central city and how that compares to others around the country.
A new report released last month from Brookings’ Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking analyzed the concentration (or lack thereof) of jobs in America’s 94 major metro areas. The authors found that, on average, job density increased by almost 30 percent from 2004 to 2015. However, this was found to have been driven by the [...]
Income inequality in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. This Friday Factday Special Feature looks at the issue by industry and educational attainment.
A fast overview of national and local updates to the American epidemic
As noted recently, we all love a good index, especially when the index aggregates a bunch of different data into "buckets" that make more intuitive sense. And it helps when indices have been "around for a while". In data geek parlance, "around for a while" translates to: 'serve as a longitudinal dataset to allow [...]
The unemployment story is getting better recently -- for all age groups. That's to say, the unemployment rates are lower across the board. But they aren't better equally for everyone. Rates are highest for the 16 to 24 age group, which were up to 20 percent nationally at the height of the recession and [...]
Everybody loves to rank stuff. The NCAA just seeded teams 1-68 for March Madness, for instance (and, incidentally, may your bracket hopes live long and prosper). But oftentimes rankings neither are useful for comparing things nor predictive of results. Creating an index— AKA, building a composite ranking system — can give much better results, [...]
The Opportunity Zones Program, enacted in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed rural and urban neighborhoods across the country. Opportunity Zones are census tracts that have been nominated by governors and certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive [...]