Bridging the Digital Divide
Public libraries, a piece of the region’s educational mosaic, are reinventing themselves in response to the demands of new technologies... More
Women account for a larger share of the southwestern Pennsylvania labor force than the national average—the result of a decades-long... More
A Shrinking Resource
Not that long ago, the state Department of Education was a robust repository of expertise for 500 Pennsylvania school districts,... More
Despite Lull, Pittsburgh Poised To Grow Faster
Greater Pittsburgh’s economy is in a precarious situation to start 2017. The seven-county region’s unemployment rate rose sharply through the... More
Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2017
The 2017 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing... More
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
The Pittsburgh region gained 9,200 jobs between March 2016 and March 2017, a 0.8 percent increase. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and was...
Over the five-year period from March 2012 to March 2017, the Pittsburgh region gained 9,400 nonfarm jobs, the smallest increase among all benchmark regions. Pittsburgh’s job growth rate over the past...
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.3 percentage points from February 2016 to February 2017 to 5.3 percent. Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was higher than...