Unemployment 10/26-10/30

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down -16% from the previous week. This is down 7,057 claims since last week. Among the most improved industries were Manufacturing, Transportation & Warehousing, and Accommodation and Food Services.

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Public Company Equities Week of October 26-30

For the week of October 26-30, the Georgia public firms index dropped -7.8% in price since last Friday’s close, the first major drop in several weeks. The index is down -4.2% YTD, a sharp turnaround from this figure being positive last week. Notably, two of Georgia’s public REITs have made the list of the top 5 Worst Performing Firms YTD.

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Movie Theater Industry October 27

Movie Theater Foot traffic From September 25th to October 9th, movie theater traffic increased by 1% year over year. However, as all 500 Cineworld locations shut down, expect for the next report for movie theater traffic to decrease again. This, along with more movies being delayed until next year, puts the movie theater industry in […]

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Restaurant Industry October 27th

Restaurant Reservations As of this week, restaurant reservations in Georgia are at 69% of what they were one year ago. This is a 10% lead over the national average where restaurant reservations are at 59% yoy. Two weeks ago, Georgia restaurant reservations were 5% lower on average then they are today. Casual Dining, Fast Food, […]

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Airline Industry October 27

TSA Checkpoint traffic (National) An important milestone was hit last week for TSA traffic. For the first time since March, on October 18th, more than one million passengers travelled in a single day. Daily average traffic continues to climb, up 48k over the last two weeks. Average passenger throughput is down 63% over last year. […]

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Georgia Sales Tax: September

September Sales Tax Overview September Sales Tax Highlights Gross Sales and Use Tax Collections: Increased by 4.2% ($43.8 million) over last year’s roughly $1.05 billion in collections. Net Sales and Use Tax: Decreased by -37.3% (-$189.6 million) totaling to $319.2 million for the month  Adjusted Sales Tax Distribution to Local Governments: Increased 45.4% (+$240 million) […]

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Unemployment 10/19-10/23

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down just -3% from the previous week. This is down 1,530 claims since last week. Manufacturing and Transportation & Warehousing saw the highest increases in claims since last week. Meanwhile, Accommodation & Food Services and Retail Trade saw the largest improvements since last week.

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Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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