Friday Factday: Wealth and Net Worth in the Metro

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.

By |2019-08-23T12:40:41-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Wealth and Net Worth in the Metro

Monday Mapday: Social Assistance in Atlanta

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.

By |2019-08-12T11:25:03-04:00August 12th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Social Assistance in Atlanta

Friday Factday: Racial Disparities in Unemployment

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.

By |2019-08-09T12:29:06-04:00August 9th, 2019|Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Racial Disparities in Unemployment

Regional Snapshot: Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta, 2019 Update

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.

By |2019-07-18T16:56:26-04:00July 18th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta, 2019 Update

The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2019

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 [...]

By |2019-07-16T13:23:57-04:00July 16th, 2019|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2019

Web Wednesday: Job Density

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 [...]

By |2019-07-03T12:24:54-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Job Density

Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

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.

By |2019-06-03T15:50:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older

An overview of poverty rates among Metro Atlanta's residents age 65 and older and how it compares to Georgia and the nation.

By |2019-05-17T13:21:57-04:00May 17th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older
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