Welcome to the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center Data Dashboard. The Command Center, created by executive order of Governor Tom Wolf in February 2019, brings an innovative approach to addressing the critical issue of training qualified workers for the jobs Pennsylvania companies need to fill.
Here you will find data related to four themes:
Economic Drivers of Pennsylvania's workforce outcomes, such as local employment growth and business activity;
Information on Pennsylvania's Labor Force, including the state's unemployment and labor force participation rates;
The performance of Pennsylvania's Education and Training programs; and
Barriers to employment for Pennsylvania job-seekers.
Content for the Data Dashboard is updating continually, so please check back often. For more information on the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center, visit the Command Center website at https://www.pasmart.gov/command-center/
Pennsylvania's current low unemployment rate has created a tight labor market with a shortage of job applicants. Looking ahead, slow population growth and an anticipated surge in retirements present an urgent need to attract more skilled workers to our commonwealth, retain the ones who are already here, and prepare the next generation of workers for in-demand careers.