Wealth and net worth are two critical and under-examined measures of financial well-being and success. This Friday Factday takes a look at both variables in 20 metro-area counties and explores the implications around visible geographic disparities in wealth.
This Monday Mapday takes a look at county and tract-level variation in rates of residents using three forms of social assistance: SNAP, cash assistance and Supplemental Security Income.
The unemployment rate is low. But the big, national numbers don't tell the whole story. This Friday Factday looks at county-level variation by race, as well as labor force participation rates, education and trends over time.
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.
Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q1 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 [...]
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 [...]
A look at county-level student loan debt and communities that have high debt despite not having greater-than-average rates of higher educational attainment.
The Fed recently found that 40 percent of Americans aren't able to handle a $400 emergency expense. This Monday Mapday uses Metro Atlanta Speaks data to consider how this plays out across the 13-county area.
An overview of poverty rates among Metro Atlanta's residents age 65 and older and how it compares to Georgia and the nation.
A fast overview of national and local updates to the American epidemic