Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 2019. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]
Some encouraging data on recent trends in formation of, employment at, and revenue produced by women-owned businesses.
Corporate real estate firm CBRE creates an annual scorecard of tech talent, and this year's report places Atlanta at No. 9 overall among the 50 largest markets for technology professionals. This Web Wednesday provides highlights of the data and links so you can explore CBRE's findings yourself.
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, [...]