A first-blush look at the city of Atlanta’s economy suggests a post-recessionary rebound with home sales up, construction cranes rising and new restaurants opening from Inman Park to Buckhead.
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Unemployment rates by percent for Atlanta area cities, February 2013:
City of Atlanta: 11.2
East Point: 13.0
Regional unemployment rates by percent for major U.S. cities and surrounding metropolitan areas, January 2013:
Atlanta: 10.9 8.7
Los Angeles: 12.1 10.0
Miami: 10.5 8.2
Chicago: 10.9 9.9
New York: 9.9 9.4
Houston: 6.9 6.7
Sources: Georgia Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.