Erie Vital Signs News Archive

Economic "Shecession": Erie's Female Workforce and Households

October 28th, 2020, 9:15 AM
Why are research institutes and major publications claiming that this recession disproportionately affects women, and what does that look like for Erie County and the distribution of genders across all of its workers' occupations?

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How Erie Ranks in Racial and Economic Inclusion

September 29th, 2020, 10:31 AM
A dive into the Urban Institute's recently published blog entitled, "Which Cities Became More (and Less) Racially and Economically Inclusive over the Past Few Years?" and why Erie's peer city, Duluth, MN, is being celebrated while Erie rounds out the list.

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Erie County to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

September 4th, 2020, 9:48 AM
Resolution identifies several disparities between Black and white communities in Erie County. An article from The Erie Times-News.

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Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

September 2nd, 2020, 1:09 PM
For Fall 2020 the phrase 'back to school' may be all but figurative. The effect of students receiving their coursework remotely could have a multi-layered effect on them, their household, and even their economy. While there doesn't exist an open-source and regularly updated database of technological connectivity school district-by-district, Erie Vital Signs takes a look at the broader accessibility trends which our community experiences and makes inferences on how this may affect students' prospects for advancement in the COVID-era of education.

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COVID-19: Social Vulnerability

July 8th, 2020, 8:36 AM
For two months Erie Vital Signs (EVS) has focused its monthly blog updates on the shared effect that COVID-19 has had on our economy and our community, providing a reactive analysis on the outcome of a health crisis regarding just one variable – employment. While employment does provide a lens to community vitality both from the workers' and the organizational members' viewpoint, EVS this month showcases a third-party analysis completed to highlight potential disparity before any event has occurred, and to assist communities with preparedness to assist their most vulnerable populations.

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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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