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Inflation Eroding Real Wages and Pension Benefits

October 19, 2021 | News Stand & Other

The IFO published a new research brief that examines the impact of inflation on the real earnings of Pennsylvania workers and the real value of public pension benefits.

Tags: inflation, pension, wages

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Demographic and Labor Market Update

October 06, 2021 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel provided a demographics and labor market update to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

Tags: demographic, labor, market, presentation

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COVID-19 Impact on Pennsylvania Deaths

September 30, 2021 | News Stand & Other

This research brief uses preliminary data for 2020 and 2021 (through September) to compute excess deaths above pre-COVID historical trends in the Commonwealth for those two years. The analysis finds 20,700 excess deaths in 2020 and projects 6,700 excess deaths for 2021.

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Labor Market Update - September 2021

September 20, 2021 | News Stand & Other

The IFO released its monthly update that tracks the state labor market. The labor market contracted slightly in August on a year-over-year basis relative to a no-pandemic scenario. These data reflect the final month of federal unemployment compensation benefits.

Tags: labor, market, update

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Pennsylvania Electricity Update

September 09, 2021 | News Stand & Other

The IFO released a research brief that provides a general overview of the Pennsylvania electricity market. Recent EIA data show that Pennsylvania remains the largest net exporter of electricity in the country.

Tags: electricity, energy, gas

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Property Tax Update

August 30, 2021 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel made a brief presentation on property taxes to the House Majority Policy Committee.

Tags: presentation, property, tax

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August Economic and Revenue Update

August 25, 2021 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel presented an economic and revenue update to the PA Association of Community Bankers.

Tags: economic, presentation, revenue

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Labor Market Update- August 2021

August 24, 2021 | News Stand & Other

The IFO released its monthly update that tracks the state labor market. The labor market continued to improve in July as pandemic-related job losses declined from the prior month.

Tags: labor, market, update

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State Pension System Testimony

August 19, 2021 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel provided testimony regarding the state pension systems to the House State Government Committee, Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits and Risk Management.

Tags: pension, presentation

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County Income Patterns

August 10, 2021 | News Stand & Other

This research brief presents five maps that display recent demographic and income trends at the county level. The release highlights population change, personal income growth and per capita figures for all counties of the Commonwealth.

Tags: brief, county, incomes, research

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