Atlanta has recovered 56% of its lost jobs from the nadir of the pandemic. Its net decline of 4.7% from the previous peak of Q1 2020 ranks 19th best of the top 51 metros and better than the US net decline of 5.6%. Atlanta is expected to see job growth of 3.3% in 2021, 3.6% in 2022, and is expected to recover all of its lost jobs in Q1 2022. From 2023 to 2025, Atlanta is expected to see average annual job growth of 0.7% led by accommodation and food services with 21% of the total growth, followed by health care and social services with 15%, and state and local government—including state government jobs as well as those at Georgia State and Georgia Tech—with 14% of the total growth.
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