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Phoenix Unemployment Rate On Par With Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area, the unemployment rate of 4.2% is roughly similar to the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 9.8%. The industry composition within a […]

Philadelphia Unemployment Rate Higher Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, the unemployment rate of 4.7% is higher than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 9.0%. The industry composition within a city […]

Why Diabetes is More Prevalent in Philadelphia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

Pennsylvania Among the States Investing the Most in Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include provisions for children’s basic education, health care, social services, and other support programs. Still, children receive widely varying amounts of resources depending largely on their state […]

Why Cancer is More Common in Philadelphia

Surpassed by only heart disease, cancer is second leading cause of death in the United States. There are roughly 448 cases of cancer per 100,000 Americans, accounting for 22.5% of all deaths nationwide. In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, an estimated 512 out of every 100,000 residents have been diagnosed with cancer, higher than the national […]

Philadelphia Property Crime Rate Below Nation

There were 2,487 property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — reported per 100,000 Americans in 2015, an 11.6% decline from five years prior. The FBI estimates that property crime resulted in $14.3 billion in losses in 2015, down from $15.6 billion in 2011. For several centuries, crime has been more common in […]

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the Largest Employer in Pennsylvania

Most state economies are relatively diverse, yet it is not uncommon for a single industry to have an outsized impact on the state’s economy and labor market. In some cases, a single company employs a significant share of the state’s workforce. State governments tend to be the largest employers in each state. There are more […]

Philadelphia No More Diverse Than Nation As a Whole

In America today, 62.8% of the population is white, and 12.2% is African American. Dense, urban cities tend to be more racially diverse than the country as a whole. In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, 63.9% of residents are white and 20.2% are African American. Wealth is often divided along racial lines. Nationwide, the typical white […]

Why Public Transit Use is More Common in Philadelphia

An estimated 5.2% of American workers commute on public transit. Larger, denser cities often require comprehensive public transportation systems that can reduce residents’ dependence on automobiles and help decrease traffic congestion, air pollution, and in some cases, travel time. In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, 9.7% of workers commute on public transit, larger than the national […]

Pennsylvania is Worse Than Most States For Business

For 83 straight months, nearly seven years, the U.S. private sector has added jobs. Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this year. By these and other key measures, business in the United […]

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