Policy Brief: Pennsylvania’s Lagging Economic Growth

Job growth in Pennsylvania has slowed steadily over each of the past three years with only about a quarter of the number of jobs created in 2013 as in 2010.

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PA Among ‘Increasingly Unequal’ States of America

The top 1 percent of Pennsylvania earners took home more than half the total increase in income over the past 30 years and saw more than 10 times as much growth in income as the bottom 99 percent.

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New Six-State Study Finds Jobs Impact of Shale Drilling Exaggerated by Industry and Supporters

The number of new shale jobs remains a small share of overall employment.

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A Bad Deal for Pennsylvania: Raising Phone Rates and Putting Telephone Service at Risk

A telecommunications deregulation bill in Harrisburg will hurt rural access to broadband service and sharply increase telephone rates.

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Nickel & Dimed In Pennsylvania: The Falling Purchasing Power of the Tipped Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage for tipped workers in Pennsylvania will lift thousands out of poverty without any negative employment impact.

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Issue Highlights

Come hear author Zeynep Ton in Pittsburgh at "The Good Jobs Strategy: A Practical Route to a Stronger Pittsburgh Economy and Robust Middle Class" on Friday, April 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Register Now. 

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