This month’s Regional Snapshot provides, at the start of 2018, 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
  • Wages are finally seeing positive annual growth, but growth is still sluggish
  • Strongest employment growth found in higher-paying sectors
  • Home prices finally above pre-recession peak
  • Metro Atlanta still has high levels of distressed housing
  • There are roughly five million square feet of office space and almost two million square feet of retail space currently under construction in metro Atlanta

Click through the slides below or download the PDF: Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy