Erie Vital Signs News Archive

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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Our View: Celebrate, Stand with Erie's Refugees

June 19th, 2019, 12:00 AM
New Americans strengthen Erie.

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Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class is Growing

June 10th, 2019, 12:00 AM
"The rise of the rest" may soon become a reality as once-lagging cities see growth of creative class employment.

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Erie Population

May 21st, 2019, 12:00 AM
While the next population data will not be updated until July, attention routinely turns to our numbers particularly with the 2020 census around the corner.

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