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07 Aug, 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%....


09 Jul, 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...


08 Apr, 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...


20 Mar, 2009, 16:46 ET 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...


02 Mar, 2009, 14:29 ET 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...


09 Jan, 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...


08 Dec, 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...


19 Sep, 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...


27 Aug, 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...


22 Aug, 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...


20 Jun, 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...


30 May, 2008, 01:00 ET The Real State of Rural Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural Pennsylvania has rarely held the attention of national leaders or been the topic of...


16 May, 2008, 01:00 ET In PA, Home Prices Falling Plus Unemployment Rising Could Equal Further Foreclosures

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent trends in housing prices in Pennsylvania suggest that larger declines lie ahead,...


14 May, 2008, 01:00 ET Union Membership Increases Pay of Typical Pennsylvania Worker by 10 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Union membership raises the wages of the typical Pennsylvania worker-the earner right in the middle of...


29 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET Keystone Research Center Names Crandall First Director of Workforce Innovation

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan R. Crandall, PhD, has been named Director of Workforce Innovation for the Keystone Research...


09 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET Income Inequality Grew in Pennsylvania and Most States over Past Two Decades

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The income gap between the richest and poorest families, and between rich and middle-income...


07 Mar, 2008, 00:00 ET In PA and Nation, Teachers Still Earn Less than Other College Grads

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As presidential candidates and other office-seekers pledge to improve public schools and reward public...


31 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET Housing Market Woes Endanger PA Economy, Keystone Research Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The first detailed study of the housing market in Pennsylvania and its major economic regions is being...


17 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET Pennsylvania Jobs Report Carries Mixed Message

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Pennsylvanians, like most Americans, anxiously read the economic tea leaves to see if the...


15 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Surprise! PA Ranks High for Information Available on State Government Web Sites on Procurement, Lobbying, and Business Subsidies, Says Keystone Research

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania garners a grade of C, 73 percent, in a new national study evaluating the accessibility of...