Leading Indicators

Since 2019 the Economy League has produced a regular data brief designed to deepen understanding of key regional trends.  LI provides  digestible, accessible analysis of data on timely topics such as regional economic trends, local labor and housing markets, and the business ecosystem.  

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The Latest Leading Indicators

With debates raging about labor shortages and quality jobs, both in our region and across the country, we turn our sights on this issue by examining...
Last week, Greater Philadelphia celebrated Philly Tech Week – an annual showcase of the region’s growing technology organizations, innovations, and...
This Leading Indicator is derived from a capstone paper written by Christion Smith, an intern at the Economy League and a candidate for a Master’s...
In the final piece of our housing affordability series of 2021, we detail home values and rent burden within and across Philadelphia’s neighborhoods...
In our last Leading Indicator , we compared Philadelphia’s housing affordability with other similarly sized U.S. cities and the nation. For this issue...
In our last Leading Indicator , we detailed the growing gap between household incomes, home values, and rent in Philadelphia. For this issue, we take...
As Diana Lind argues in her recent book Brave New Home , traditional housing in the United States is becoming increasingly inaccessible and...
Aligned with the Economy League’s mission to promote equity and shared prosperity in Greater Philadelphia, we continue our coverage of income...
In a previous Leading Indicator – detailing the changing distribution of poverty in Philadelphia – we found that the proportion of Black...
In our second installment of our Road to Recovery series, we take a closer look at Greater Philadelphia’s professional and business services industry...
In past data briefs , we detailed the direct and long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various sectors of Greater Philadelphia’s economy...
In its last session of 2020, Philadelphia's City Council passed legislation aligned with its Poverty Action Plan . Whether providing relief or job...
By: Mike Shields and Andrew Strohmetz Date: December 2, 2020 Automation in Greater Philadelphia's Transportation Industry A fully-functioning...
The current number of new job posts in the U.S. is roughly 14 percent lower than this time last year, according to a recent data brief released by the...
By: Mike Shields, Mohona Siddique, and Andrew Strohmetz Date: November 4, 2020 Automation in Greater Philadelphia's Healthcare and Social Assistance...

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