Atlanta just saw its best stretch of job growth in five years — and for some employment sectors the best period since the late 1990s. But what does that mean for Atlanta Web Development? As the small business sector grows, so does the need for digital footprints in the online market place.
The improvement in the jobs picture comes after months of local and national employment data that showed Atlanta was lagging other metro areas whose job growth was recovering much faster. But, the initial data did a poor job of tracking the birth and death of companies, causing the numbers to miss the mark.
Atlanta recently completed its strongest stretch of employment growth since 2007, netting 68,400 jobs from January 2011 to January 2012, said Wells Fargo Securities LLC economist Mark Vitner, whose March 5 report on the revisions was titled:
“Georgia’s recovery kicked into high gear during 2011.”
Atlanta’s job growth has appeared anything but in high gear.
Even so, for the year-over-year period ending January 2012, some of Atlanta’s job sectors saw their strongest expansion since the ’90s.
For example, 26,200 jobs were created in professional and business services in Atlanta, the best mark since June 1999 when 29,700 jobs were added over a one-year stretch, according to the Georgia Department of Labor Professional and business services help form the backbone of the metro Atlanta economy and includes law, accounting and engineering firms.
As far as Atlanta Web Development goes, the continued growth of the Atlanta business market means more jobs, and more opportunity for small business to play a stronger part in the success of Metro Atlanta.