Friday Factday: New BLS Job Data–Atlanta Slowing but Growing

The Atlanta metro economy is in really good shape, and we rank highly among competing metros in terms of job growth. In the latest data, higher wage job sectors such as Professional & Business Services and Information show strong year over year (YOY) increases of 6% and 4% respectively. But our overall YOY rate [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:21:29+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New BLS Job Data–Atlanta Slowing but Growing

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2017

This week's Friday Factday provides a preview of the results from this year's Metro Atlanta Speaks survey. Each year, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take the pulse of metro Atlanta residents and help guide the region’s planning and decision-making. The survey, which began in 2013, is [...]

By | 2017-11-03T17:36:09+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2017

Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

This week's Friday Factday highlights data from the Q3 2017 update to The Quarter, The Atlanta Regional Commission's quarterly publication exploring leading indicators of overall economic health from a non-economist's view.  This week, we dig into the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers.  The Case-Shiller index is the leading indicator measuring the [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:12:46+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Friday Factday: Internet Access and the Digital Divide

This week the AJC released an article exploring the "digital divide" in metro Atlanta. This division - among those with access to the internet and other digital technologies and those with limited or no access - is potentially stifling the economic prosperity of those residents who lack access by leaving them at a disadvantage [...]

By | 2017-10-06T22:07:06+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Internet Access and the Digital Divide

Friday Factday: Income Inequality in Atlanta Metro Region

The GINI Index is a calculated value between 0 and 1 that is intended to represent the degree of inequality within a given area.  The index can be calculated for an array of indicators but is most commonly used to measure income inequality.  On the chart above the GINI Index is representing the inequality [...]

By | 2017-09-29T16:07:10+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Income Inequality in Atlanta Metro Region
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