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City Life

Philly Needs a Much Bolder Approach to Gun Violence. Here Are Three Big Ideas

As we witness the worst gun violence the city has seen in more than 50 years, Mayor Jim Kenney has committed to spending just 0.67 […]

City Life

Gig Workers Were Supposed to Get Unemployment Benefits. They Haven’t Received Any Yet.

It is a not-very-well kept secret that the gig economy exploits workers. Companies like Lyft, Uber, DoorDash and Instacart are all valued at billions of […]

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Where Did All The Jobs Go? Michael Nutter Took Them!

The official U.S. unemployment rate last month was 4.8 percent. Some say the actual unemployment rate is higher, for various reasons. I have another theory: […]


Pa. Unemployment Stays at 4.6 Percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed at 4.6 percent in February — unchanged from the month before, and lower than the 4.9 percent national unemployment rate.


City With Biggest Unemployment Rate Drop is … Atlantic City?

Yes, there were four casino closures in the past two years. Yes, it had the highest foreclosure rate in the country for four consecutive months. Yes, the Revel casino […]


Op-Ed: 7 Ways To Fight Poverty In Philly

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from Community Legal Services attorneys Sharon Dietrich and Louise Hayes.) Philadelphia continues to have the highest rate of deep […]


Donald Trump Thinks the Unemployment Rate is 42%

The more that Donald Trump emerges as a viable presidential candidate, the more people will want to know about his views on the economy. In an […]


Philadelphia’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

The economic recovery in Philadelphia continues to show serious improvement. Philadelphia’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April, down from 7.1 percent in March and 7.5 […]


Rich White People Self-Segregate More in Philly ’Burbs Than Most Anywhere Else

Researchers from the University of Minnesota mapped where wealthy white people cluster, as well as where poor people of color are concentrated, in 15 of the […]


10 Charts That Show Philly’s Outlook Is More Precarious Than Philadelphians Think

Philadelphians have a giant crush on Philly, according to poll results released last week by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Forty-eight percent of residents surveyed believe the city […]

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City’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Since 2008

Philadelphia’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent in October of this year, the city said today — the lowest percentage in the official total since […]