Working & The Economy

What’s the top-selling liquor in your Pennsylvania county?

We’ve put data from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to use here, where you can see the three highest-grossing alcohol products among retail consumers in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties and its 10 largest cities.

Despite a strong economy, poverty grew in one-third of U.S. counties | Analysis

The poverty rate grew in 30 percent of counties between 2016 and 2018. The poverty rate is the percentage of people in households earning less than the poverty threshold.

Pa. pension employees are taking pricey trips to Beverly Hills. But the costs are...

Pennsylvania pension fund employees annually fly to California to check on investments. But the full cost of those trips are shielded from public view. Why?

What is private equity and why are Pa. lawmakers concerned about the tens of...

What does a private equity firm do? And why has its work, which attracts rich individuals and well-endowed institutions, become a source of controversy?

Trade unions join the fight against Wolf’s interstate initiative to limit carbon emissions

Lawmakers opposed to Pennsylvania entering an interstate compact limiting carbon emissions have gained a valuable ally — building trade unions.

Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing...

Despite adding nearly  10,000 new jobs – a new record for job growth in the state - Pennsylvania is still wrestling with an unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Yes, it’s a time of giving. But it needs to last throughout the year...

Many of charitable institutions are worthy of support now and throughout the year. But they can't do it all alone, all of the time.

U.S. House Dems decry Trump’s food stamp cuts: ‘Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud’

The administration estimates that about 688,000 people nationwide will lose access to nutrition benefits under the new regulation.

Why is Pittsburgh still dogged by sluggish job growth? Take a closer look...

The year-over-year loss – a decline of 0.3 percent – is the first since August 2016, when jobs dipped by 1,900 from August 2015. And it’s not as if Pittsburgh’s slide mirrors what is going on elsewhere

Undeterred by Wolf’s deadline, House GOP weighs a path forward for minimum wage hike

A House Republican who’s key to the approval of the state’s first minimum wage hike in more than a decade isn’t saying no to that hike -- but he isn’t saying yes either.