Web Wednesday: The Vitality Index

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, [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:50:14-04:00March 20th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Vitality Index

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

This month’s Regional Snapshot provides an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national leader in job growth, though [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:17:23-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2018

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q3 2018. 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 [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:08:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2018

Friday Factday: Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

This week's Friday Factday is the last post in our three-part series visualizing Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data for 2017 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In our first post post using the OES data, we provided an interactive tool for comparing occupations by total employment, median annual wages, and the prevalence of regional employment in [...]

By |2019-01-24T17:18:41-04:00January 18th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

Friday Factday: Employment and Wage Growth by Occupation

In this Friday Factday, we are taking another look at the Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  In a previous post using the OES data, we provided an interactive tool for comparing occupations by total employment, median annual wages, and the prevalence of regional employment in each occupation to [...]

By |2019-01-17T17:06:05-04:00January 11th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Employment and Wage Growth by Occupation

Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Today, the first day of winter, is recognized annually as National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day.  Sponsored since 1990 by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, this day of recognition is intended to bring attention to the nation's homeless population and to encourage action for their [...]

By |2018-12-21T09:03:41-04:00December 21st, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

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 [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:37:05-04:00December 14th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Have you wondered how concentrated employment in a particular occupation is in the metro region? If so, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)'s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data is a good source for this information.  The most recent release is for 2017 (the data for 2018 will be released in March or April of [...]

By |2018-11-30T06:57:56-04:00November 30th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37-04:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State
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