Georgia’s economy continues to add jobs at a slightly better pace than other states, though it is still not firing on all cylinders. Georgia grew jobs slightly faster than the nation as a whole over the past year, and some of the state’s industries – such as health care and professional business services – are consistently adding jobs. However, Georgia’s growth rate in the most recent quarter fell below the U.S. average, and industries such as construction, manufacturing and local government continue to struggle. Overall, the state still is home to far fewer jobs than before the economic collapse and the recovery is not moving fast enough to fill Georgia’s jobs gap anytime soon. Georgians still face a long road to full economic recovery. Download the fact sheet.
written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s