Georgia Anticipates 71,000 New Jobs in 2015

Recent numbers released by Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center revealed that the Southern state should expect to see the addition of 71,000 jobs next year. This will keep the growth rate at a steady 1.9 percent, the same as 2014.

Two of Georgia’s largest cities, Atlanta and Savannah, will lead the growth at 2.8 and 2.4 percent, respectively. Some of the industries that will expand across the entire state include tourist services and health care positions, reported The Florida Times-Union. Construction jobs should be plentiful due to crews working on major projects, like the deepening of the Savannah River, building two nuclear reactors and constructing stadiums for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves. 

Income is also set to grow. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that by the end of 2014, household incomes in the state will have increased by 4.4 percent. Next year this number is set to grow even further, with economists predicting it to reach 4.6 percent. The source also noted that by 2016 income rates will have grown by 5.5 percent. 

Industries that will see a slight decrease include manufacturing and exports, mostly due to a lowered international demand.