Economic Drivers


Our workforce demands are driven by the companies that make up our commonwealth. Knowing how and where growth is happening in a constantly evolving economy is critical to moving Pennsylvania forward.

County Profiles

This map shows the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 67 counties and provides a link to each county's "Profile," a compilation of selected economic, geographic, and demographic data on the area. This statistical snapshot includes information on: the population's characteristics in terms of gender, race, and age; online job postings; labor force and unemployment rate; personal income; major employers; employment and wages by industry sector; and wages by major occupational group. A Pennsylvania Profile is also available. 

Workforce Development Area (WDA) Profiles

This map shows the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 22 Workforce Development Areas (WDAs) and provides a link to each WDA's "Profile," a compilation of selected economic, geographic, and demographic data on the area. This statistical snapshot includes information on: the population's characteristics in terms of gender, race, age, and educational attainment; online job postings; labor force and unemployment rate; unemployment compensation by industry; major employers; employment and wages by industry sector; and wages by major occupational group. A Pennsylvania Profile is also available. 

Local Employment Growth and Decline

The data presented here highlight sub-county areas in Pennsylvania that are experiencing notable growth or decline in employment. Policymakers, the business community, and labor leaders can use data on these "areas of interest" to reinforce ongoing growth or develop strategies to reverse decline. 

Industries of Interest

The data presented here highlight "industries of interest," which are industries that are experiencing notable growth or decline in employment at the county, Workforce Development Area (WDA), or state level. The industry of interest statuses are defined as follows:
  • Long-term growth (LT_Growth): The industry is experiencing four consecutive quarters of employment growth, annual employment growth of at least 5%, and an annual net employment gain of at least 25 jobs. 
  • Growth: The industry is experiencing annual employment growth of at least 5% and an annual net employment gain of at least 25 jobs.
  • Decline: The industry is experiencing annual employment decline of at least 5% and an annual net employment loss of at least 25 jobs.
  • Long-term decline (LT_Decline): The industry is experiencing four consecutive quarters of employment decline, annual employment decline of at least 5%, and an annual net employment loss of at least 25 jobs.

Registered Corporations

This map shows the number of businesses and charities registered in each Pennsylvania county. These data provide insight into business activity and the volume of employers in different areas of the state. Note: Due to statutory limitations in removing businesses no longer in operation from the state's database, these data show a larger number of active businesses than currently exist.