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Year-Over-Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region gained 10,300 jobs between August 2016 and August 2017, a 0.9 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and...


New Building Permits - Benchmark Regions

The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. After years of declining building permits that began in 2006,...


Racial & Ethnic Diversity of Regions

Race and ethnicity patterns in the United States are significantly impacted by migration flows. Historically low migration rates into the Pittsburgh region have resulted in low overall diversity rates and...