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Atlanta Adds 48,000 Jobs Year-Over-Year

By Alex Walker,  Associate Market Director

Atlanta’s employment update for the second quarter indicates continued growth for the city in the coming months. Year-over-year (YoY), the city has added 48,000 jobs, bringing the unemployment rate to 4% in the second quarter. Non-farm employment growth YoY for the city is 1.8%, compared with 1.7% for the U.S. as a whole, and Atlanta is the No. 3 city for YoY job growth behind Houston (3.3%) and Dallas (3.1%). From 2018 to 2021, the city is expected to add approximately 107,000 jobs. For more statistics on Atlanta’s employment market, check out the infographic below from our Atlanta Research team:

As Associate Market Director, Alex Walker assists with research and market analysis for the Atlanta market. Supporting the firm’s professionals, Mr. Walker gathers and helps interpret data used in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of commercial real estate trends while fulfilling on-demand requests for clients’ specific research needs. 


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