• The Last Coke Works // Pittsburgh Today

    The Last Coke Works

    U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the... More

  • The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters

    The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters

    Although the region’s air has improved dramatically from the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial past, southwestern Pennsylvania remains home to factories... More

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    Inconspicuous and Dangerous

    Ozone and PM2.5 are the region’s biggest air hazards The heavy smoke is gone. But particulates 30 times smaller than... More

  • Up In The Air

    Up in the Air

    Southwestern Pennsylvania and air quality have long had a complicated relationship. For the better part of a century, the region... More

  • Bridging the Digital Divide - Pittsburgh Today - by Julia Fraser

    Bridging the Digital Divide

    Public libraries, a piece of the region’s educational mosaic, are reinventing themselves in response to the demands of new technologies... More

  • Working Women - Their numbers rise but wages lag

    Working Women

    Women account for a larger share of the southwestern Pennsylvania labor force than the national average—the result of a decades-long... More

  • A Shrinking Resource - Leaner times for Pennsylvania’s Department of Education

    A Shrinking Resource

    Not that long ago, the state Department of Education was a robust repository of expertise for 500 Pennsylvania school districts,... More

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    Despite Lull, Pittsburgh Poised To Grow Faster

    Greater Pittsburgh’s economy is in a precarious situation to start 2017. The seven-county region’s unemployment rate rose sharply through the... More

  • Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2017 annual report

    Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2017

    The 2017 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow report, produced by Pittsburgh Today, analyzes recent data to assess the Pittsburgh region’s standing... More

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Year-Over-Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region gained 5,900 jobs between April 2016 and April 2017, a 0.5 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 1.7 percent...


Five-Year Job Growth

Over the five-year period from April 2012 to April 2017, the Pittsburgh region gained 12,400 nonfarm jobs, the smallest increase among all benchmark regions. Pittsburgh’s job growth rate over the...


Median Household Income by Race & Ethnicity