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
Air Quality Update
Recent concentrations of fine particulate and ground level ozone air pollution follow a familiar trend. Both are improving, the most... More
Unemployment Drops, Again
Unemployment fell again in December as the Pittsburgh region continued the encouraging trend that characterized 2017. The seasonally adjusted unemployment... More
Job Growth Ends Year On High Note
After a flat five years, job growth in the Pittsburgh region ended on an upswing in 2017. The seven-county Pittsburgh... More
Pittsburgh Wages Show Strong Growth
Wage growth continues to be a bright spot in the southwestern Pennsylvania economy, the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics... More
Housing Prices Rise Slowly
Housing appreciation in southwestern Pennsylvania remains low compared to benchmark regions. But that doesn’t mean home sales are slack, real... 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 .8 percent from 5.7 percent in December 2016 to 4.9 percent in December 2017. 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...