pa-economy

Shapiro unveils economic plan to grow businesses, train workers, and expand energy industry

BY: - July 25, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro announced an economic plan focused on making it easier for businesses to grow in Pennsylvania, cutting taxes and training workers.

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

BY: - June 22, 2022

As the war in Ukraine and other factors drive inflation, companies report record profits and House Democrats have a slate of bills they say would stop corporate price-fixing.

Study: Outdoor recreation spending in Pa. sees a boost in 2020 | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 2, 2022

The study, which was conducted by Southwick Associates for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a national hunting, fishing, and conservation nonprofit, also found that statewide outdoor recreation spending totaled $58 billion in 2020. 

Thousands of food service employees out of jobs as Pa. unemployment claims spike

BY: - March 18, 2020

Randall Hayes saw a stark choice — earn a paycheck, or help stop a pandemic. The 34-year old Harrisburg resident worked at El Sol, a Mexican restaurant just blocks away from the state Capitol. As he worked last weekend, his mind raced with questions: Could he have caught COVID-19 without showing any symptoms? What if […]

Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing the wealth, data shows

BY: - December 20, 2019

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.