Community Development Data & Tools
These resources offer data visualization and other interactive features on a broad array of key community and economic development topics.
The Rework Community Insights Monitor provides a metro-level view on good jobs and training within local labor markets. The tool shows the most prevalent industries and occupations, how many of these jobs are accessible to workers without a bachelor's degree, and more.
This tool tracks initial and continued claims for unemployment insurance—and claimant demographics—for each state and nationally. The tool will be updated weekly with U.S. Department of Labor data.
The data tool displays rental affordability trends in the Southeast using 2015 American Community Survey data. Users can visualize data and create profiles at different levels of geography. It depicts renter households that pay more than 30 percent or 50 percent of their income on rent (cost-burdened or severely cost-burdened households, respectively).
The tool tracks trends in opportunity employment—the share of workers who earn at least the U.S. annual median wage (adjusted for local cost of living differences) in occupations for which employers do not require a bachelor's degree—in states and metro areas. The tool displays trends in opportunity employment between 2012 and 2019, and it shows the share of job ads that do not require a BA degree for occupations in each area. It also provides wage ranges and employment data on all occupations in individual states and metro areas.
The Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds have expanded the data tool on grant funding in U.S. cities. Users can now explore data on grants that support community and economic development from large foundations, national intermediaries, and key programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We’ve also added instructional videos explaining how grant writers and funders can use the tool.
Our interactive tool and data set explores 816 small U.S. micropolitan and metropolitan areas. The index enables policymakers and practitioners to examine local trends and compare cities across four measures of economic dynamism: demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.
Determines the net employment change needed to achieve a target unemployment rate after a specified number of months. The user can adjust the target unemployment rate, the number of months, and the assumed labor force growth.
The population over age 60 has been putting significant downward pressure on the overall rate of labor force participation. But they are not the only factor behind the drop. Go to our Labor Force Participation Dynamics page to learn about the behavioral, demographic, and cyclical factors.
Allows monitoring of broad labor market developments by comparing current conditions to those in up to two earlier time periods that the user selects.
Measure of the wage growth of individuals. It is constructed using microdata from the Current Population Survey (CPS), and is the median percent change in the hourly wage of individuals observed 12 months apart.
Resources collected from the Federal Reserve System and external entities to support homeowners, community leaders, and other practitioners working in housing and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.
This web tool is intended to serve as a companion resource for those interested in interacting with the estimates we cite in the October 14, 2020, Real Estate Research blog post. You can select the metropolitan area and race of interest from the drop-down menus at the top of the chart, then hover over the stacked bar charts that appear below to view the vulnerable renter household estimates.
This database of eviction filings brings together the technological skill, expertise, and resources of numerous partner organizations. The tracker’s purpose is to further understanding of eviction-related housing instability and to improve the ability of metro Atlanta policymakers, nongovernment organizations, service providers, tenant organizers, and government entities to respond to it.