Regional News

State Store Monopoly Wins Few Hearts

by Jeffery Fraser
If it were up to them, Allegheny County residents would put an end to Pennsylvania’s state store system, which has given the state a monopoly on the sale of wine and spirits since the repeal of prohibition.

The Gerrymandering Fix

by Jeffery Fraser
Pennsylvania voters go to the polls Tuesday in congressional districts redrawn by state Supreme Court justices who decided the old boundaries unconstitutionally favored one political party over another. While Allegheny County residents agree gerrymandering is a problem, most favor a different way of going about making sure it doesn’t occur…

Unemployment Slides Lower

by Julia Fraser
September ended with another month of low unemployment in the Pittsburgh region, but not as low as the rest of the nation.

Region Trails In Job Growth

by Julia Fraser
More jobs were added to the payroll in the Pittsburgh region in September, but not at pace with the rest of the nation.

Unemployment Holds Steady, Near Low Rate of the Year

by Julia Fraser
The Pittsburgh region’s unemployment rate in August remained at 4 percent for the second consecutive month, according to recently released data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

New Jobs Trickle into Pittsburgh

by Julia Fraser
Pittsburgh area employers continued to add jobs in August, but at a much slower pace than what is seen across other Pittsburgh Today benchmark regions.

Up in Smoke

by Julia Fraser
Dan Ward is 27 and lives in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. He is mostly vegan, rides his bike to work and walks in the park as often as he can. He also vaped for several years, using an electronic cigarette to satisfy a need to “have one vice to balance my…

Unemployment Down, Workforce Shrinks

by Julia Fraser
The temperature may be up, but the unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh region keeps dropping, closing the gap separating it from national rate, which it has long hovered above.

Region Adds Jobs

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

Lower Unemployment, Smaller Labor Force

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

2017 Was Good For Business

by Julia Fraser
Information technology and robotics lead the region as the most active sectors for business deals and jobs in the Pittsburgh region, according to the 2017 Allegheny Conference on Community Development Business Investment Scorecard.
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