Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University

Atlanta and Georgia to see slower job growth, predicts GSU forecast

Job growth in Georgia will slow through 2019, but the near-term risk of recession is low barring major external shocks to the economy, according to a quarterly report from the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center.

While job growth remains solid, the pace will decelerate – with the drag coming from “factors beyond American borders,” Rajeev Dhawan, the center’s director, said in a report released Thursday.

Nevertheless, “I am feeling way more optimistic than I was,” Dhawan told attendees at the center’s quarterly conference.

Investment picked up in the first half of the year, he said, adding, “Investment today means jobs tomorrow.”

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