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May 30, 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...

May 16, 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,...

May 14, 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...

Apr 29, 2008, 01:00 ET
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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...

Apr 09, 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...

Mar 31, 2008, 01:00 ET

Unionization Substantially Improves the Pay and Benefits of African-Americans Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee,...

Mar 07, 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...

Jan 31, 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...

Jan 17, 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...

Nov 15, 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...

Nov 01, 2007, 01:00 ET

PA Residents Losing Employer Coverage at Rate Second Only to CA

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half a million fewer Pennsylvanians are receiving health insurance through their...

Nov 01, 2007, 01:00 ET

Historic Union Election Establishes Statewide Union of PA Home-Based Child Care Providers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania, with a long tradition of innovation in expanding worker voice, took another...

Jun 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

Rural Pennsylvania at an Economic Crossroads Says New Keystone Research Center Report on Trends Over Last Four Decades

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural Pennsylvania needs fresh economic approaches and a comprehensive rural development...

Dec 18, 2006, 00:00 ET

Keystone Research Center Announces Four New Board Members

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Keystone Research Center (KRC), a research and policy organization focusing on the economic health of...

Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania Should Take Action to Bolster Retirement Security, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With concerns about retirement security widespread, state government should take action to strengthen...

Sep 28, 2006, 01:00 ET

Fewer Pennsylvanians Get Health Insurance With Jobs, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Pennsylvanians with employer-provided health insurance declined by 5.1% between...

Sep 02, 2006, 01:00 ET

Wages for Most Pennsylvanians Fall Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite more than four years of economic growth, the inflation-adjusted wages of all but the most...

Jun 21, 2006, 01:00 ET

Keystone Research Center Releases New Analysis of State Minimum Hourly Wage Bill Being Considered in PA Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today released an economic analysis of the minimum wage increases...

May 22, 2006, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell To Address Keystone Research Center Conference On Rebuilding Opportunity In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today announced that Governor Edward Rendell will participate in the "There...

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 ET

New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman to Address Keystone Research Center's 10th Anniversary Conference

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Paul Krugman, a nationally known economist and columnist for the New York Times, will give the...