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Jobs Are Moving To The Suburbs: Atlanta One Of Top Five Regions

          Although job expansion to the suburbs slowed down during the recession, the overall numbers increased over the last decade. This trend was studied and just released by The Brookings Institution. 

          The Brookings Institution report indicates that jobs within three miles of a city center fell from 24.5% of overall positions in 2000 to 22.9 % in 2010.  In the same time period, jobs within 19 to 35 miles of the city center grew from 40.9% to 43.1%.

           Two possible consequences of this trend are increased clogging of the roads and decreased job access for the poor.

          “Where the jobs are matters to the overall development of a region,” said Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow at Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program. “It can impact long-term productivity.”

          Although many metro areas throughout the country have been revitalizing the city centers, Kneebone said the jobs are not necessarily following the shift of residents toward downtown districts. In many places, these new urban dwellers end up reverse commuting to the suburbs for work.

          The Brookings report was based on a study of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, which accounts for approximately two-thirds of the country’s population and its jobs.

 

 

More Jobs Are Moving To The Suburbs

Atlanta: One of the top five regions

          Although job expansion to the suburbs slowed down during the recession, the overall numbers increased over the last decade. This trend was studied and just released by The Brookings Institution. 

          The Brookings Institution report indicates that jobs within three miles of a city center fell from 24.5% of overall positions in 2000 to 22.9 % in 2010.  In the same time period, jobs within 19 to 35 miles of the city center grew from 40.9% to 43.1%.

           Two possible consequences of this trend are increased clogging of the roads and decreased job access for the poor.

          “Where the jobs are matters to the overall development of a region,” said Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow at Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program. “It can impact long-term productivity.”

          Although many metro areas throughout the country have been revitalizing the city centers, Kneebone said the jobs are not necessarily following the shift of residents toward downtown districts. In many places, these new urban dwellers end up reverse commuting to the suburbs for work.

          The Brookings report was based on a study of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, which accounts for approximately two-thirds of the country’s population and its jobs.

 

 

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Unemployment is Flat with Jobs up by Only 80,000

DNS News has reported that jobs are up by only 80,000, which means that unemployment is effectively flat.

“The nation added 80,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday. This makes job growth in the second quarter 225,000, the weakest quarterly gain in jobs since the third quarter of 2010 when the economy lost 136,000 jobs. The closely watched unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent, unchanged from May.

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected payrolls to grow by 90,000 and for the unemployment rate to remain at 8.2 percent.

Average weekly hours ticked up to 34.5 from 34.4, and average hourly earnings rose.”

As reported by DNS News

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