August 27, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Atlanta's air transportation industry, 1990–2010

12-month percent change, Fulton County air transportation, employment and real wages, 1991–2010
Year Percent change in
Employment Wages

1991

-31.0 8.2

1992

-2.7 16.5

1993

-0.8 6.9

1994

-1.4 -11.0

1995

29.4 -4.3

1996

4.1 4.2

1997

5.8 5.6

1998

7.5 3.2

1999

3.6 3.1

2000

4.1 -0.3

2001

3.1 3.2

2002

-6.4 -2.5

2003

-9.0 -0.9

2004

24.4 -9.6

2005

-0.9 -14.7

2006

-2.2 -9.9

2007

-27.4 37.3

2008

-6.8 1.1

2009

4.8 -6.2

2010

36.9 6.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Atlanta's air transportation industry, 1990–2010.

Highest industry employment concentration within Fulton County, Georgia, 2010
Industry Employment concentration

Air transportation

6.5

Broadcasting, except internet

4.3

Telecommunications

4.3

Publishing industries, except internet

2.6

Couriers and messengers

2.3

Lessors of nonfinancial tangible assets

2.2

Performing arts and spectator sports

2.0

Management of companies and enterprises

1.9

Securities, commodity contracts, and investments

1.9

Real estate

1.8

These data are featured in the TED article, Atlanta's air transportation industry, 1990–2010.

 

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