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Below are a list of potential city, county, and Western PA economics-related data sources that can be used to gather data on a variety of topics for Prof. Telmer's 99-520 class. ALL resources are freely available and most require querying the database to get appropriate data sets.
Economic Data Sources - Pittsburgh
Economic Data Sets - County/MSA
Allegheny County - Real Estate Data
Real estate sales data for Allegheny County from 2016-2020 (2021 ongoing).
Enterprise Data Dissemination Informatics Exchange (EDDIE) - Health Data
From the PA Department of Health, EDDIE is an interactive health data statistics tool. Create customized data tables. Most data is from 1990 to present with some exceptions.
US Census - Allegheny Quick Facts
Quick data points on Pittsburgh that include demographics, housing, education, income, poverty, and more.
FRED - Allegheny Economic Data Series
Numerous data sets on Allegheny county's economy in a variety of areas including employment, GDP, household income, and more.
BLS - Local Area Unemployment Statistics
Query the site to get data on total labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate. Date range includes 1990 to present.
BEA - Personal Income & Employment by County & MSA
Multiple datasets that can be queried and downloaded into CSV/excel. Historical data varies by source. Scroll to the "Personal Income & Employment by County & MSA"
US Census - Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
One of the few sources of data for single-year estimates of health insurance coverage status for all counties in the US. You can query the database and data is available from 2006-2018. Select the "SAHIE Interactive Tool" option.
Economic Data Sets - Western PA
Western PA Regional Data Center (WPRDC)
An open data repository of several regional data sets that cover transportation, health, housing, education, and more.
Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater PGH - Research: Consumer Confidence
Recent research reports on a monthly basis that cover consumer confidence, employment trends, unemployment trends, and more. Mostly PDF reports.
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry - Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Historical nonfarm job counts by industry. Monthly and annual data available for PA and MSA from 1990 to present.
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry - Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
Historical civilian labor force, employment, and unemployment rates. Monthly and annual data available for PA, counties, and MSA from 1976 to present.
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry - Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics (OEWS)
Historical occupational employment and wage rates. Annual data available for PA and counties from 1999 to present.
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry - Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW)
Historical employment counts and wages by industry. Quarterly and annual data available for PA, counties, and MSA from 2001 to present.
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