Georgia economy

Georgia economic growth

Economic growth of the state of Georgia is tracked by the GDP growth indicator. However, GDP is a lagging indicator since it reports what economic growth was in the previous quarter. MacroVar aims to predict what economic growth will be in six to twelve months. Consequently, MacroVar tracks the following leading economic indicators: Georgia Leading economic index, Initial jobless claims, Building permits and Real Estate prices. Current economic growth conditions of the state of Georgia are monitored using Georgia coincident economic activity index.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Leading Index Georgia1.431.63-0.1226990.211864-1.00.9166672020-02-29
Coincident Economic Activity Index for Georgia147.14146.790.002384360.1019251.012021-04-01
Initial Jobless Claims Georgia24622245530.00281025-0.0140947-1.00.652021-05-29
Build Permits Georgia5918.65687.230.04068240.8762111.012021-04-01
Total Gross Domestic Product Georgia6372166276670.01521350.09438021.002020-10-01
Zillow Georgia all Prices2362232330040.01381520.117021.012021-04-30
Unemployment Rate in Georgia4.34.5-0.0444444-0.656-1.00.01666672021-04-01

Georgia Unemployment

Georgia unemployment is a very important economic indicator affecting the state’s economic condition. MacroVar monitors initial jobless claims which is reported every week and is an important indicator of current economic conditions. Georgia unemployment is reported later in the month.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate

Georgia Real Estate

Construction activity is a very important economic indicator for the economy of Georgia. MacroVar monitors the following indicators: Georgia building permits, real estate prices, real estate rent and the house price index. Building permits is a leading economic indicator measuring the number of permits required to start construction. Hence, it predicts the construction activity in the state for the following year. When economic growth is strong and financial conditions are normal, developers are optimistic about future economic growth and they apply for new building permits to begin new construction projects and vice-versa.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Build Permits Georgia5918.65687.230.04068240.8762111.012021-04-01
Leading Index Georgia1.431.63-0.1226990.211864-1.00.9166672020-02-29
All-Transactions House Price Index for Georgia408.19400.092.0220.42UP1002021-01-13
Coincident Economic Activity Index for Georgia147.14146.790.002384360.1019251.012021-04-01
Zillow Georgia all Prices2362232330040.01381520.117021.012021-04-30

Georgia Cost of living

Georgia cost of living is monitored using the following indicators: Real per capita personal income, Real trade-weighted value of the dollar, Georgia Zillow rent levels, Regional price parities all items

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Real Per Capita Personal Income for Georgia47294468201.010UP02021-01-13
Real Trade-Weighted Value of the dollar for Georgia110.128108.380.0161284-0.053875-1.00.08333332021-03-01
Regional Price Parities: All Items for Georgia93.293.10.110UP02021-01-13

Georgia Economic news

MacroVar monitors news and economic developments related to the Georgia economy.

Economic Indicators Overview

  • Leading Index: The leading index for Georgia state predicts the six-month growth rate of the state’s coincident index. The indicator monitors the following variables leading the economy: state-level housing permits (1 to 4 units), state initial unemployment insurance claims, delivery times for Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing survey, and the interest rate spread between the 10-year Treasury bond and the 3-month Treasury bill.
  • Coincident Index: The coincident economic activity index includes the following indicators: nonfarm payroll employment, the unemployment rate, average hours worked in manufacturing and wages and salaries. The trend for Georgia state index is set to match the trend for GDP growth.
  • Initial Jobless claims: An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The claim requests a determination of basic eligibility for the Unemployment insurance program.
  • Building Permits: Georgia building permits represents the total number of building permits for all structure types.
  • GDP: The total value of goods produced and services provided in Georgia during one year.
  • Unemployment Rate: Georgia unemployment rate is the proportion of the labor force that is not currently employed but could be.
  • Real Estate prices (Zillow): MacroVar monitors real estate prices across Georgia using current prices determined by real estate activity tracked by Zillow.
  • House Price Index: Georgia House price index summarizes real estate activity using estimated sales prices and appraisal data.
  • Real trade-weighted value of the dollar: This index calculates the inflation-adjusted value of the US dollar against the currencies of countries to which Georgia exports. The real exchange rates are aggregated across countries for Georgia using the annual average export share to the country.
  • Regional price parities: Regional price parities (RPPs) are regional price levels expressed as a percentage of the overall national price level for a given year. The price levels are determined by the average prices paid by consumers for the mix of goods and services consumed in the state of Georgia. Taking the ratio of RPPs shows the difference in price levels across regions.

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