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    Region Adds Jobs

    Employers continue to add to their payrolls in southwestern Pennsylvania in May, although there are signs it might be slowing.... More

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    Lower Unemployment, Smaller Labor Force

    Unemployment fell in southwestern Pennsylvania in April compared to one year earlier, but the region’s labor force continues to shrink.... More

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Tipping the Scales

    Southwestern Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of “healthy weight” adults among the Pittsburgh Today benchmark regions, according to 2016 data... More

What's New

Growth in GDP

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...


Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased .8 percent from 5.3 percent in April 2017 to 4.2 percent in April 2018. During that period, the number of people in the...


All Crimes by MSA

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...

Public Safety