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Dec 18, 2009, 13:21 ET

Signs of Economic Recovery in PA

The Pennsylvania employment picture was mixed in November, but several months of data show signs of an economic recovery taking shape in the...

Dec 04, 2009, 11:38 ET

Stimulus Preserves Jobs, but Additional Action Needed to Create More Jobs

The national job market showed some signs of improvement in November, as total nonfarm employment fell by just 11,000 jobs and the unemployment...

Oct 16, 2009, 12:21 ET

Pennsylvania Job Loss Rate Slows in 3rd Quarter

The Pennsylvania economy shed 10,300 jobs in September, according to data released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and...

Sep 05, 2009, 18:00 ET

National Recession Sets Wages Back for Middle-Class Pennsylvanians

Federal policies to stimulate the economy have halted the economic freefall that just six months ago was consuming Pennsylvania and the United...

Aug 07, 2009, 16:32 ET

Rural PA Hit Hardest by Unemployment

The federal government reported this morning that the national economy shed 247,000 jobs in July and that the unemployment rate was 9.4%....

Jul 24, 2009, 11:54 ET

Minimum Wage Increase Small But Important Boost for PA Families

Today, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania will rise from $7.15 to $7.25 an hour, as current federal law increases the wage for the third and...

Jul 09, 2009, 17:20 ET

Deep Budget Cuts Will Add to Unemployment Rolls at Wrong Time

A state budget based entirely on cuts will accelerate Pennsylvania's job losses and delay any economic recovery in the state when the recession is...

Jul 02, 2009, 14:43 ET

June U.S. Jobs Report Signals More Job Loss to Come for PA

The following analysis is provided to Pennsylvania reporters as part of the Keystone Research Center's ongoing tracking of the health of the...

Jun 01, 2009, 11:53 ET

Academics Urge Senator Specter to Support Employee Free Choice Act

Academics across Pennsylvania have signed a letter asking Senator Arlen Specter to support legislation that will strengthen worker rights and help...

Apr 08, 2009, 10:23 ET

Unionization Substantially Raises Wages of Pennsylvania Service-Sector Workers

Pennsylvania workers, like workers across the nation, have seen their wages stagnate or grow slowly in recent decades. But a report released today...

Mar 20, 2009, 16:46 ET
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 03/20/2009

Pa. Jobs Report Takes Turn for the Worse in February

Commonwealth Must Move Aggressively to Maximize Its Share of Available Economic Stimulus Money The following analysis is provided to...

Mar 02, 2009, 14:29 ET
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 03/02/2009

Pennsylvania Jobs Report Better Than Expected in January

During First Year of Recession Nearly 1 in 10 Pennsylvania Workers Were Underemployed The following comment is provided to Pennsylvania...

Feb 06, 2009, 11:22 ET
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 02/06/2009

National Job Losses Up in January and Unemployment Claims Rise in Pennsylvania

This morning the federal government reported that the national economy shed more than nearly 600,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate...

Jan 09, 2009, 14:22 ET

Weak Jobs Report for Nation Likely Spells Trouble for Pennsylvania

This morning the federal government reported that the national economy shed more than a half million jobs and that the unemployment rate rose to...

Dec 08, 2008, 11:18 ET

Collapse of Auto Industry Would Cost Pennsylvania 120,000 Jobs

The financial woes of the U.S. auto industry are not just a Detroit problem but could impact the economies of states across the nation, according...

Sep 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

Statement by Keystone Research Center on the Lehman Bankruptcy, the Nationalization of AIG, and the Newest Pennsylvania Job Numbers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of this week's serious economic events -- the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the...

Sep 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

Home Prices Across PA Tumble, Study Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As policy makers in Washington, D.C., scrambled yet again over the weekend to contain our national...

Aug 27, 2008, 01:00 ET

PA Research Group Offers Economic Plan to Obama and McCain, Scorecard to Voters

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of its yearly report on the state of the Pennsylvania economy -- a report...

Aug 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

National Slowdown Triggered by Falling Housing Prices Cools PA Economy

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The year-old national economic crisis triggered by rising mortgage foreclosures, falling...

Jun 20, 2008, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania Awarded Funding as Part of Major New National Workforce Initiative

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fund for Workforce Solutions (PFWS), a partnership between the Commonwealth...