2017 Was Good For Business
Information technology and robotics lead the region as the most active sectors for business deals and jobs in the Pittsburgh... More
Air: Good News And Bad
Falling ozone pollution levels have led southwestern Pennsylvania to be declared in “attainment” of the current federal health-based standard, a... More
Local Wages Still Struggle To Compete
Wages in southwestern Pennsylvania have risen steadily in recent years. But the average local wage is lower in many occupations compared to peer... More
Region Adds More Jobs
Job growth continues on an upward trend in southwestern Pennsylvania. The region added 14,700 jobs from March 2017 to March... More
Unemployment Trends Downward
The Pittsburgh region’s unemployment rate continued to move lower in February but remains higher than what is seen nationwide. The... More
Population Slips Again
The Pittsburgh region’s population continued to slide in 2017, falling to 2,333,367 people, according to recent population estimates from the... More
Tipping the Scales
Southwestern Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of “healthy weight” adults among the Pittsburgh Today benchmark regions, according to 2016 data... More
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
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 .7 percent from 5.2 percent in March 2017 to 4.5 percent in March 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...