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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 4.6%, 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.

Employment Resources

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