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Atlanta has the 40th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Atlanta is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Atlanta is $205,000, which is above the national average. 47% of workers in Atlanta hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Atlanta. 72% of Atlanta workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Atlanta spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      South Metro Career Center, Georgia Department of Labor

      2636-14 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW
      Atlanta, GA 30311

      North Metro Career Center, Georgia Department of Labor

      2943 N Druid Hills Rd
      Atlanta, GA 30329

      City of Atlanta Workforce Development Agency

      818 Pollard Blvd SW
      Atlanta, GA 30315