August 31, 2022 | Economics and Other
The IFO published a research brief that uses a national analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Model and data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate the impact on Pennsylvania borrowers from student loan debt relief and other proposed changes to the federal program.
August 29, 2022 | Economics and Other
This research brief updates an original release in July 2022 to show data for two more recent months (job openings, jobs, unemployment rates and labor force) or one quarter (employment by age group).
The IFO published a research brief that examines the factors that caused the PA labor force to contract by 110,000 workers since the start of the pandemic. Factors identified include long-term demographic trends, care of elderly parents, cyber charter and home schooling, wealth accumulation and the elimination of the income-based phase-out for SNAP benefits that creates a punitive cliff for benefits that are twice the pre-COVID level.
August 16, 2022 | Economics and Other
This research brief uses the latest published data to generate maps and county rankings of recent demographic and income trends. The release highlights population change, personal income growth and per capita amounts for all counties in the Commonwealth.
August 15, 2022 | Property Tax
The IFO released an updated school district property tax forecast. The report (1) projects revenues through FY 2026-27, (2) estimates revenues collected from senior homeowners, (3) ranks counties based on per capita revenues and (4) provides detail on the projected Act 1 index.