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    Unemployment Continues to Drop

    Unemployment fell slightly in southwestern Pennsylvania during the first month of 2018, but expanding the regional labor force continues to... More

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    Jobs Ended Slump In 2017

    Southwestern Pennsylvania awoke from four years of stagnant job growth adding 12,600 jobs in 2017 – a 1.1 percent year-over-year... More

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    Regional Wages Slip

    The average wage in the Pittsburgh region dropped slightly in the third quarter of 2017 following two quarters of steady... More

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    Developing Young Minds

    In early childhood, technology holds promise and pitfalls On May 1, 1969, a western Pennsylvania native with a relatively unknown... More

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    Mobile Source Pollution

    The biggest air pollution culprit may be all of us Creeping into the Fort Pitt Tunnel, angling for space at... More

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    Health Coverage Widespread

    Pittsburghers are covered when it comes to having health insurance. About 96 percent of adults in the Pittsburgh region reported... More

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    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

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    Air Rules

    Regulating air quality faces new challenges Bluer skies over southwestern Pennsylvania owe a debt to local, state and federal regulations... More

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    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

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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 .3 percent from 5.2 percent in January 2017 to 4.9 percent in January 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