Georgia’s changing population and economy are creating new challenges and opportunities for the state, with potentially far-reaching implications. How Georgia responds to its aging population, projected increase in demand for health care, and shifting employment base will all affect the state’s fiscal health in the decades to come.
From 2000 to 2030, Georgia is projected… more »
During the 2015 Georgia legislative session, several bills were introduced including the “More Take Home Pay Act of 2015,” which would have lowered state income tax rates, raised the sales tax rate and broadened the sales tax base.
By Lakshmi Pandey, Senior Research Associate
Using American Community Survey data, these charts and corresponding table show a comparison of average wages and total employment from 2009 to 2013 in Georgia. The charts show changes in employment over the period, changes in average wages (in 2013 dollars) and the 2013 total employment by… more »
By Robert Buschman, Senior Research Associate
As hard hit as Georgia was by the Great Recession of 2007–09, the state’s economy was much larger in fiscal 2014 than in 2001. Georgia’s state gross domestic product (GDP) is up more than 14 percent over that time, adjusted for inflation, while real personal income is… more »
In 2012, approximately 20 percent of Georgia’s population received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly food stamps). This percentage share was the sixth highest in the country. However, there is substantial county level variation in the share of the population that received SNAP benefits in a given year. In this map feature, we illustrate… more »