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Stuart Hoffman

Stuart Hoffman

Stuart Hoffman is chief financial economist of PNC Financial Services Group.

The 2015 Economic Outlook

Southwestern Pennsylvania is in solid economic shape entering 2015. Employment is holding near all-​time highs, and the seven-​county unemployment rate has fallen to just under 5 percent — with the historic low of 4.1 percent in sight for 2016. But stalled labor force growth since late 2012 should temper excitement regarding the unemployment rate’s descent,…
Douglas Heuck, Jennifer McNulty, Sue Rye Glaneman, Margaret Krauss
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