Region's Demographics Changing
Southwestern Pennsylvania is starting to look more like the United States as the region’s population becomes more diverse, the latest... More
Unemployment Falls Hard
Southwestern Pennsylvania hasn’t seen an unemployment rate this low since Richard Nixon was president, the Beatles announced they were breaking... More
Region Adds Jobs
Employers continue to add to their payrolls in southwestern Pennsylvania in May, although there are signs it might be slowing.... More
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
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
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 1.1 percent from 5.0 percent in May 2017 to 3.9 percent in May 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...