• Thinking Green - Sustainability in the workplace and built environment gains momentum // pittsburghtoday.org

    Thinking Green

    Undertaking sustainable practices remains largely voluntary in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties. But the potential for saving money and a changing... More

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    Remaking Learning - How It Got Started

    The eventual result of thousands of leaders and innovators working on behalf of kids, the Remake Learning Network started small:... More

  • Involuntary Mental Health Commitment - Age and race influence who is committed

    Involuntary Mental Health Commitment

    Teenagers and African Americans face the greatest risk of being involuntarily committed to mental health facilities in Allegheny County, a... More

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    Remaking Learning

    Southwestern Pennsylvania’s imaginative twists on educating children with the digital media they find so engaging and the regional movement that... More

  • Rewriting History - City police attempt to mend relations in African American neighborhoods

    Rewriting History

    The image of citizen-friendly policing is one that Pittsburgh hopes to earn in African American neighborhoods as the result of... More

  • Energy Boost - States collaborate to grow region’s petrochemical industry // pittsburghtoday.org

    Energy Boost

    After competing against one another to lure the industry to their states for years, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his... More

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    When an Unseasonably Warm March Spelled Disaster

    The unseasonably warm temperatures we frequently enjoyed during this passing month of March helped take the bite out of winter.... More

  • Thinking Boldly - Region begins to imagine the transit network of the future

    Thinking Boldly

    Civic leaders across southwestern Pennsylvania want people to start thinking big about the future of transportation in the region. Imagine... More

  • Public Safety - Falling crime rates tempered by troubling exceptions // pittsburghtoday.org

    Public Safety

    Low and falling crime rates were again seen across the southwestern Pennsylvania region with a few exceptions, including a dramatic... More

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Unemployment Rate

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.4 percentage points from May 2015 to May 2016 to 5.7 percent. Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was...


Change in Employment, Unemployment and Labor Force

The number of unemployed in the Pittsburgh MSA — seasonally adjusted — increased by 8.1 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015. The number of employed increased by 0.3...


Local Employment and Unemployment

The seven-county Pittsburgh region’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate of 5.7 percent increased 0.2 percent from April. Over the 12-month period from May 2015 to May 2016, the rate increased...