Although the Atlanta economy has seen a great deal of momentum over the past 12-18 months the pace slowed at the start of the year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment in the Atlanta metro area ended the month of February at 6.9%. As of the end of the first quarter, Atlanta’s total employment increased by 52,200 jobs from this time last year. The manufacturing sector gained 800 new jobs over the same period while the trade, transportation and utilities sector gained 16,400 new jobs.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield