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
High school graduation rates are improving in southwestern Pennsylvania overall. Yet, in a handful of districts, nearly a third or... More
The Pittsburgh region continues to experience dramatically fewer bankruptcies than its benchmark peers. With 7,086 bankruptcies in 2016, Pittsburgh is lower than all benchmark regions except Charlotte, and less than the...
The Pittsburgh region continues to experience dramatically fewer bankruptcies than its benchmark peers. With just 7,086 bankruptcies in 2016, Pittsburgh is lower than all benchmark regions except Charlotte, which had 4,211...
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.9 percentage points from December 2015 to December 2016 to 5.7 percent, the second-largest increase in the...