Pittsburgh's GDP increased 4.5 percent and had the third highest rate of growth from 2013 to 2014. Pittsburgh's per capita real GDP saw the largest year-over-year growth of all benchmark regions at 3.2 percent.
The Pittsburgh region continues to experience dramatically fewer bankruptcies than its benchmark peers. With 1,930 bankruptcies in the second quarter of 2015, Pittsburgh is lower than all benchmark regions except Charlottle, and less than the benchmark average of 3,665.
Pittsburgh's average weekly wages for the 1st quarter of 2015 were $1,086, the largest year-over-year percent increase of all benchmark regions at 5.7 percent. However, the region's average weekly wages were still below the benchmark average of $1,094.
Tale of Three Cities
Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Chicago rewrote baseball history Sunday. The National League Central Division rivals ended the season with the three best records in the major leagues. But how do these best-in-baseball cities compare off the field?
Employers ranging from local corporations to government are taking a cue from the sports industry's most celebrated hiring policy to diversify Pittsburgh's workforce. Find out how the NFL's 'Rooney Rule' is influencing the region.
For decades, the region has had one of the smallest populations of foreign-born residents of any metro area in the country. Now, Pittsburgh is taking steps to build a more welcoming and supportive atmosphere for immigrants.
Nonprofits such as Urban Innovation21 and Thrill Mill are taking steps to redefine the image of incubators as solely focused on highly educated tech developers by reaching out to struggling communities and adopting inclusion and neighborhood engagement as part of their strategies. Find out how these nonprofits are making a difference.
PittsburghTODAY is excited to announce the publication of Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow 2015. In this annual report, we asses how Pittsburgh is doing compared with 14 other regions in 11 categories and examine key issues affecting Pittsburgh.
Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce
The southwestern Pennsylvania workforce is lacking in diversity by almost any measure. And the discrepancies seen in labor force participation, the type of jobs minority workers hold and the incomes they earn are issues with implications for the region’s economy, businesses and citizens.