Unemployment Trends in Pittsburgh
Southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy suffered less during the last recession than most regions and one key reason was that unemployment was... More
Local Artists: Struggling, But Not Starving
Most Pittsburgh artists are getting by financially but find it difficult to make a living off of their art alone.... More
Southwestern Pennsylvanians think highly of the parks, trails and other recreational amenities in the region and survey data suggest most... More
Water Quality: Bromide and TDS
Levels of bromide and total dissolved solids have improved in the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers in recent years. But... More
General Health Trends
The prognosis for residents’ health in southwestern Pennsylvania is mixed. Heart disease deaths declined over a recent 10-year period in... More
Shale Gas Production Rises, Again
Production rose again last year in the Marcellus shale play, which continues to reign as the most productive shale region... More
Mobility Trends in Pittsburgh
An easy commute is hard to come by in the Pittsburgh region. Traffic delays are longer, transit use lags and... More
A Question of Learning
Scientists work to make computers more effective teachers As a digital revolution changes classrooms across the region and country, one key... More
In recent years, U.S. education has seen an increasing emphasis on standardized testing. Running parallel to those trends, however, is... More
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.5 percentage points from January 2016 to January 2017 to 5.3 percent, the second-largest increase in the 12-month...
Metropolitan Pitsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.5 percent from 4.8 percent in January 2016 to 5.3 percent in January 2017. During that period, the number of people in the labor force...
The Pittsburgh region gained 4,500 jobs between January 2016 and January 2017, a 0.4 percent increase. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 2.1 percent growth and was...