The number of regional arts jobs per 100,000 residents in southwestern Pennsylvania experienced the largest year-over-year growth, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, making the Greater Pittsburgh area one of the top places for arts employment among our benchmark regions.
The Pittsburgh region has consistently been ranked as one of the least expensive places to live among our benchmark regions. The latest annual Cost of Living data continues to confirm that, with Southwestern Pennsylvania having the sixth-lowest Cost of Living score in 2014.
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.
How is Pittsburgh trending on Twitter? Try our new PittsburghTODAY Positivity Index to find out. Each week it analyzes Twitter conversations about our 15 benchmark regions and ranks them by how positive those tweets are.
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?