• Local Wages Still Struggle To Compete


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    Wages in southwestern Pennsylvania have risen steadily in recent years. But the average local wage  is lower in many occupations compared to peer regions. Average annual wages in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area trail  the national average and benchmark average in all but four of 25 major occupation categories in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Wages... More

  • Regional Wages Slip


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    The average wage in the Pittsburgh region dropped slightly in the third quarter of 2017 following two quarters of steady year-over-year growth. The average worker in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area took home $1000 per week in the third quarter of 2017, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s... More

  • Pittsburgh Wages Show Strong Growth


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    Wage growth continues to be a bright spot in the southwestern Pennsylvania economy, the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data suggest. The average weekly wage in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area grew 4.1 percent from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017 – the fourth highest growth rate among... More

  • Working Women


    Working Women - Their numbers rise but wages lag

    Women account for a larger share of the southwestern Pennsylvania labor force than the national average—the result of a decades-long upward trend in a region where women had historically been slow to enter the workforce. But despite their increasing numbers, the quality of the jobs they hold and their earnings generally fall below those of... More

  • The Road to Sustainability



    In a region conceived around the principles of sustainability, clean, healthy air is an undisputed staple. Southwestern Pennsylvania is not there yet. The air has markedly improved from the days when industry was the backbone of the economy. Yet, in the best of years, it’s only good enough to warrant a healthy rating on one-third... More

  • Regional Wages Fall


    Regional Wages Fall // Pittsburgh Today

    The average weekly wage plummeted in southwestern Pennsylvania during the first quarter of the year driven by steep reductions in management pay, a weakened energy industry and other factors. More