Episode 16: Impact of COVID-19 on Georgia’s Q3 Public Equity Economy

Listen to the Third Quarter (Q3) Earning calls from some of Georgia’s major public firms – The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, UPS, NCR, and Equifax – and how they aim to address industry impacts from COVID-19. Additionally, leaders in these industries discuss their Q3 performance measures and address how new business models and strategies […]

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Hotel Industry: 11/01-11/07

Hotel Industry: 11/01-11/07 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 35.9% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 2nd out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-32.5%), holding steady from last week’s ranking of 2nd out of 25. Nationally, hotel occupancy rates by location deteriorated […]

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Hotel Industry: 10/18-10/24

Hotel Industry: 10/18-10/24 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 31.7% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 4th out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-29.4%), down from last week’s ranking of 3rd out of 25. The largest occupancy declines were urban (-53% YoY […]

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Construction Industry – November 16th

The construction jobs in Georgia was back to last year’s level in September, around 2 percent increase from August. The increase in Atlanta construction job market made up nearly 60% of state’s rise.
The building permits in Georgia had a sharp rise in September, more than 23% higher than September 2019. Building permits in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta also saw a significant increase of 484 units compared to August.

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Unemployment 11/2-11/6

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down -38% from the previous week, or down 14,127 claims since last week. Continuing claims dropped by 5%. Among the most improved industries were Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Services.

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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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