Sustainability Watch The City of Pittsburgh and region have made important strides toward a future built around a sustainable... More
Sustainability Watch: Internet Access
The digital divide is narrowing in Western Pennsylvania, if only slightly. Fewer people in the Pittsburgh MSA reported a lack... More
Sustainability Watch: Cost of Living
The cost of living has increased in the region since 2011, but so has family income. And despite rising costs,... More
No Money Down
The use of money bonds to hold people who are arrested is falling out of favor in an increasing number... More
Does Air Quality Matter to Young Workers?
Pittsburgh’s “smoky city” days are past, but the region’s air remains among the most polluted of the country’s metropolitan areas,... More
Despite the improvement in the region’s air quality in recent years, southwestern Pennsylvania still fails to meet federal health-based standards... More
The Last Coke Works
U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the... More
The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters
Although the region’s air has improved dramatically from the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial past, southwestern Pennsylvania remains home to factories... More
Inconspicuous and Dangerous
Ozone and PM2.5 are the region’s biggest air hazards The heavy smoke is gone. But particulates 30 times smaller than... More
The Pittsburgh region gained 11,300 jobs between July 2016 and July 2017, a 1 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and...
Over the five-year period from July 2012 to July 2017, the Pittsburgh region gained 20,100 nonfarm jobs, the smallest increase among all benchmark regions. Pittsburgh’s job growth rate over the...
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — decreased a total of 0.6 percentage points from June 2016 to June 2017 to 5.1 percent. Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was higher than the...