Unemployment Continues to Drop
Unemployment fell slightly in southwestern Pennsylvania during the first month of 2018, but expanding the regional labor force continues to... More
Jobs Ended Slump In 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania awoke from four years of stagnant job growth adding 12,600 jobs in 2017 – a 1.1 percent year-over-year... More
Regional Wages Slip
The average wage in the Pittsburgh region dropped slightly in the third quarter of 2017 following two quarters of steady... More
Developing Young Minds
In early childhood, technology holds promise and pitfalls On May 1, 1969, a western Pennsylvania native with a relatively unknown... More
Mobile Source Pollution
The biggest air pollution culprit may be all of us Creeping into the Fort Pitt Tunnel, angling for space at... More
Health Coverage Widespread
Pittsburghers are covered when it comes to having health insurance. About 96 percent of adults in the Pittsburgh region reported... More
Air Regulations: A Primer
Air quality in the United Sates is governed by a complex regulatory structure that sets pollution limits and authorizes federal,... More
Regulating air quality faces new challenges Bluer skies over southwestern Pennsylvania owe a debt to local, state and federal regulations... More
Easy On the Wallet
Region’s cost of living remains low Southwestern Pennsylvania remains more affordable overall than the average U.S. region despite an uptick... More
Pittsburgh’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.1 percent and had the second-smallest rate of growth from 2015 to 2016. Pittsburgh’s per capita real GDP saw the third-smallest year-over-year growth of...
Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased .3 percent from 5.2 percent in January 2017 to 4.9 percent in January 2018. During that period, the number of people in the...
Crime rates in the Pittsburgh MSA tend to be lower than those in most of our benchmark regions. In 2016, the Pittsburgh MSA ranked as the safest metro area among...