Erie Vital Signs News Archive

Erie Vital Signs COVID-19 Pandemic Blog #2

May 26th, 2020, 12:26 PM
As a vital source of community information, Erie Vital Signs will conduct targeted analyses to highlight the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community. While the most pertinent health and safety information is delivered via its appropriate channels from national and local officials, EVS takes this moment to reflect on how even amidst a situation which affects us all, disparity emerges.

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Erie Vital Signs COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21st, 2020, 3:30 PM
As a vital source of community information, Erie Vital Signs will conduct targeted analyses to highlight the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community. While the most pertinent health and safety information is delivered via its appropriate channels from national and local officials, EVS takes this moment to reflect on how, even amid a situation which affects us all, disparity emerges.

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Vital Signs for Erie's Transformation

March 5th, 2020, 11:00 AM
On February 26, the Erie Regional Chamber hosted the region's first State of the Community event. The topic? Erie's economic future realized through shared vision. The Chamber partnered with Erie Vital Signs to report on and track a hand full of key regional performance measures.

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Pennsylvania: Recipe for Nation's Most Diverse Economy Includes More Than Just Steel and Chocolate

August 5th, 2019, 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania edged out Texas to claim the title of America's most diverse state economy.

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Race and Underemployment in the US Labor Market

August 1st, 2019, 12:00 AM
Each month a new reading of the unemployment rate helps us assess the health of the labor market. However, as many have pointed out, the unemployment rate is in some ways a narrow measure of the labor market that misses important aspects of labor market distress.

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Erie Seeks Designation as Welcoming City

July 31st, 2019, 12:00 AM
Mayor Joe Schember's administration is working with Welcoming America, a nonprofit that helps cities become more inclusive regarding all residents, including immigrants and refugees.

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Erie Unemployment Sets Record Low at 3.9 Percent

July 30th, 2019, 12:00 AM
A new low point for the unemployment rate wasn't the only record set in Erie County.

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The Earth Warmed Faster in the Last Few Decades than the Previous 1,900 Years, a Study Says

July 25th, 2019, 12:00 AM
It's not just humans who track long-term trends in the weather. The history of our planet's climate is recorded by nature herself — written in tree rings and arctic ices, corals and deep ocean sediments.

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Opportunity Zone: Lessons and Questions

July 25th, 2019, 12:00 AM
Eighteen months have passed since the Opportunity Zone incentive created a renewed focus on investing in America's economically distressed neighborhoods.

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Report: Without Bold Climate Action, Deadly Heat Waves in Store for Pennsylvania

July 22nd, 2019, 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania faces unprecedented, deadly heatwaves in the coming decades unless aggressive action is taken to combat climate change, according to a new report published Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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