In January 1983, unemployment in metropolitan Pittsburgh reached 17.1 percent as deep recession and structural change rocked the region. Steel strikes raged, and famous mills went cold.

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading How does the “city-​state” of Pittsburgh stack up against competitor regions across the country? Also, what does our region’s future hold? Get the facts about Pittsburgh in this first-​of-​its-​kind report.
The impact of population decline was very much in the news at the end of last year, a reminder that, for all the accolades at the recent G-​20 Summit about Pittsburgh having moved beyond its industrial past, painful choices still face the region, particularly its local governments and major service institutions.

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The public debate has missed much about the tuition tax, library reduction and Braddock hospital situations
After 26 years at the helm of the Post-​Gazette, John G. Craig Jr. founded the Regional Indicators project and its Web site, pitts​burghto​day​.org. And since this magazine began five years ago, every issue has contained one of his reports on the state of the region.

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A new chapter
With recession upon us and its attendant unease, taking stock is an unavoidable activity for people like me in the information business. The exercise is made more intense because the past 30 years in Pittsburgh have been times of high drama that attracted international attention and visitors coming to see for themselves.

Additional Info

  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Our city’s employment
Close Window Welcome to Pittsburgh Quarterly
Keep up with the latest

Sign up for our Newsletter, Pittsburgh Quarterly This Week.

We’ll keep in touch, but only when we think there’s something worth sharing. To receive exclusive Pittsburgh Quarterly news and stories, please fill out the form below. Be sure to check your email for a link to confirm your subscription!

View past newsletters here.

Don’t miss a story! Sign up for our newsletter to receive award-​winning journalism in your inbox.

Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your email address.
Invalid Input