Numbers, numbers and more numbers
Different datasets altogether, measuring some different things... but still two headlines in just the last day that may confuse:
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh among top metros for per capita income growth
Trib: Region's pay lags other areas
Unemployment is up to 7.8% in the region. I won't repeat myself, but that now makes it 34 months well below the national unemployment rate.
Trib asked my thoughts on a slew of income data released today. It's really stuff that you can't squeeze into a news article. Certainly not in the column inches those stingy editors give for stuff like this.
Casino credit rating downgraded.... more on that later.