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

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election in Georgia is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  With this deadline on the horizon, we thought it a good time to take a closer look at who votes in the Atlanta metro region. Using data on voter registration and voter turnout from the last [...]

By |2018-10-05T10:40:40-04:00October 5th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends
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