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Selected Trends in Farming Activity in PA, 1997-2017
How has Pennsylvania's farming activity compared to neighboring states over the last 20 years? Which counties have the most farms? Which counties report the highest sales? Where are the top five crops mostly grown in the state? This report uses data from the Census of Agriculture to answer these questions and more.
Job Recovery by Pennsylvania County, 2007-2018
Which counties have recovered the number the number of jobs they had before the Great Recession, which have not? We use data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages to find out. This is an update of a previous analysis done two years ago.
Media coverage: Erie at the Cross Roads: A Swing County in a Swing State, Capital and Main, Nov 8, 2019
TRENDS IN in-county commuting by job and worker, 2002-2015
An analysis of trends and patterns in self-containment (in-commuting) by county economy and workforce using origin destination worker flow data for PA.
Trends in Student Enrollment in Allegheny County’s Public School Districts, 2007-2017
How has enrollment in Allegheny County public school districts changed since 2007? How are these changes distributed across school groups and districts? We find that enrollment declined by 16,000 students, but this isn’t the whole story.
TRENDS IN CROSS-STATE WORKER-JOB FLOWS, 2002-2015
An analysis of trends in origin destination worker flow data for PA and eight surrounding states.
Commuter flows in and out of Pennsylvania Counties: 2012-2015
Where do Pennsylvanians work vs. where they live? How has it changed over the years? This viz shows jobs by county of residence and workplace for residents of PA and surrounding states. Several measures are selectable.
Voting Laws in Pennsylvania
A rundown of recent changes in state voting law in the
Voter Registration in Pennsylvania 1996-2016
A series of visualizations of trends in voter registration by at the state and county level, and by
The Trump Effect: Visualizations of Presidential Voting in Pennsylvania, 1996-2016
A series of striking visualizations that put President Trump's victory margin into context with past elections in the Keystone State. For best results, use the link to Tableau Public below. Two .pdfs are also available.
Post Gazette coverage: The Deeper Reds and Blues of PA's Political Landscape, April 13, 2017
Job Recovery by Pennsylvania County, 2007-2016
Which counties have recovered the number the number of jobs they had before the Great Recession, which have not, and which are still on the skids? We use data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages to find out.
Accompanying report: Job Recovery by Pennsylvania County, 2007-2016
The Uber Effect: Visualizations of Ridesharing's Rollout in Pennsylvania, 2009-2015
These are the original data and charts behind our recent report on ridesharing in PA.
Post Gazette coverage: Laboring One Gig at a Time, Technology is Changing the Future of Pittsburgh Workers, September 6, 2017
Sector Share of Wages by County in Pennsylvania, 1995-2015
24"x36" .pdf poster: Sector Share of Wages by County in Pennsylvania, 1995-2015
A look at where earnings came from by industry sector for each county in Pennsylvania, for six selected years from 1995 to 2015.