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

Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019

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 [...]

By |2019-04-12T16:49:04-04:00April 12th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019

Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)

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 [...]

By |2019-04-10T17:20:22-04:00April 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)

Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

Generational poverty is an ongoing problem in the metro area. Here's a look at how things have (and haven't) changed since 1990. Editor's note: This post was updated on May 16, 2019 to correct for errors in the 10-county area data and 2017 county-level data. 

By |2019-05-16T15:57:54-04:00April 5th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

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
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