The Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in June, the lowest this year. Within the region, Butler County had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.6 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 7.1 percent.
Pittsburgh's average weekly wages for the final quarter of 2014 rose 3 percent over the final quarter in 2013. The increase placed the region below the benchmark average in wage increase among the 15 benchmark regions.
A Beacon for Newcomers
For decades, the region has had one of the smallest populations of foreign-born residents of any metro area in the country. Now, Pittsburgh is taking steps to build a more welcoming and supportive atmosphere for immigrants.
Nonprofits such as Urban Innovation21 and Thrill Mill are taking steps to redefine the image of incubators as solely focused on highly educated tech developers by reaching out to struggling communities and adopting inclusion and neighborhood engagement as part of their strategies. Find out how these nonprofits are making a difference.
PittsburghTODAY is excited to announce the publication of Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow 2015. In this annual report, we asses how Pittsburgh is doing compared with 14 other regions in 11 categories and examine key issues affecting Pittsburgh.
Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce
The southwestern Pennsylvania workforce is lacking in diversity by almost any measure. And the discrepancies seen in labor force participation, the type of jobs minority workers hold and the incomes they earn are issues with implications for the region’s economy, businesses and citizens.
Older adults are growing in number and influence across the region and the nation. See the new report this new report to learn about the demographic phenomenon that has profound implications for everyone in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Despite marked improvement in air quality, the Pittsburgh region still ranks among the most polluted in the nation. This PittsburghTODAY special report looks at whether we've grown tolerant of substandard air and asks the question: Is better good enough?