Atlanta’s rate of job growth — both year over year and projected through 2020 — is the second highest of any major U.S. metro area, according to Cushman & Wakefield Research. This continues a positive trend that Atlanta has experienced as the economy has ramped up in recent years.
Over the past year, jobs in the Atlanta metro area have grown by 3.1%, behind only Dallas/Forth Worth for the biggest gain among major U.S. metros. Washington, D.C. was third at 2.7%, tied with Philadelphia. Rounding out the top five was Miami, at 2.3%. Atlanta’s non-farm employment grew by 2.8% in 2015, significantly higher than the average U.S. non-farm job growth of 2% during that same period.
Looking at forecasts through 2020 from Moodys Analytics, Atlanta’s 2% projected job growth also trails only Dallas. Miami has the third-highest expected job growth at 1.9%, with Los Angeles at 1.5% and Philadelphia at 1.4%.
For much more, including how office-using employment has tracked with the vacancy rate and a breakdown of the job gains/losses by industry in Atlanta, click below to view the full report from Cushman & Wakefield Research.