The seven-county Pittsburgh region's September unemployment rate of 5.3 percent is up from 5.1 percent in August. The rate, however, remains unchanged when comparing September 2015 with September 2014.
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area grew 14,900 jobs between September 2014 and September 2015 -- a 1.3 percent increase that was below the benchmark average. Growth in the Leisure and Hospitality sector and Retail Trade sector led the way while the Manufacturing and Transportation sectors continued their losses.
A Cornucopia of Reasons to be Thankful
As southwestern Pennsylvanians, we have plenty to be thankful for on Thursday when we gather with family and friends over a meal and reflect on what makes life good. Here are a few reasons to appreciate the region in which we live that we might otherwise overlook.
Getting legal permission to live and work in the United States can be a difficult and uncertain journey for many international graduates.
The complex and frustrating process to be allowed to stay and work in this country is one of the biggest obstacles to retaining international graduates in a region where bolstering the thin foreign-born population is a priority for local government, businesses and economic development groups.
Go to any city with a professional baseball, football, basketball or hockey franchise and chances are you’ll find at least one guy in a bar who’ll argue his is the best sports town in America. It’s likely there’s even one in Charlotte after a Hornets victory and a few too many beers.
Pittsburgh area motorists travel roads that are less congested than in most major metropolitan areas. While that may come as a surprise to anyone idling in front of the Squirrel Hill tunnel or crawling over the Fort Pitt Bridge, the differences are significant.
In March, Pittsburgh Today reported that the region’s seven-county metropolitan statistical area has the lowest minority workforce participation of the 15 benchmark regions. Today, we’re taking a deeper look – examining the populations in the urban cores versus the broader regions and seeing how they compare in the percentages of Asian, Hispanic, African American and multi-racial residents.
Employers ranging from local corporations to government are taking a cue from the sports industry's most celebrated hiring policy to diversify Pittsburgh's workforce. Find out how the NFL's 'Rooney Rule' is influencing the region.
PittsburghTODAY is excited to announce the publication of Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow 2015. In this annual report, we asses how Pittsburgh is doing compared with 14 other regions in 11 categories and examine key issues affecting Pittsburgh.
Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce
The southwestern Pennsylvania workforce is lacking in diversity by almost any measure. And the discrepancies seen in labor force participation, the type of jobs minority workers hold and the incomes they earn are issues with implications for the region’s economy, businesses and citizens.