Mid-Atlantic Latest Research and Notices
Research and Reports
- NEW Industry shifts over the decade put Philadelphia on a new road to job growth. This article looks at how the employment expansion in two supersectors in Philadelphia—education and health services and professional and business services—helped reshape the metropolitan area’s job market from the first quarter of 1998 to the first quarter of 2008. During this 10-year period, the industrial composition of the Philadelphia metropolitan area job market evolved considerably. Once a traditional metropolitan area with the largest percentage of jobs concentrated in the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector, Philadelphia has transformed itself into a leader in the education and health services industry.
- Math Calculations to Better Utilize CPI Data. Mathematical concepts and formulae that are useful in a variety of applications of the Consumer Price Index.
- Industry dynamics in the Washington, DC, area: has a second job core emerged? This article examines industry employment dynamics in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on a county-by-county basis over a 15-year span. The analysis focuses on the nine largest jurisdictions of the metropolitan area, highlighting changes in employment and wages from the first quarter of 1990 to the first quarter of 2005. Rapid job growth in high-wage private sector industries, especially professional and business services in areas outside the traditional employment core in the District of Columbia, has made the metropolitan area jobs base more diverse in terms of industry mix and geographic distribution.
- Discontinuance of mailing paper copies of the Mid-Atlantic Consumer Price Index (CPI) Announcement
As of April 1, 2008, subscribers will no longer receive paper copies of the Mid-Atlantic CPI Announcement (Philadelphia Blue Card) in the mail. The Mid-Atlantic CPI Announcement will continue to be available through the Bureau's Web site.
A free email subscription service is available for the CPI announcement. Shortly after the CPI announcement is posted online each month, subscribers to this service receive an email message containing a link to the announcement. The subscription form with a list of available regional office CPI summaries (blue cards) is located at www.bls.gov/bls/list.htm.
The mailing of regional CPI announcements (summaries) and other regional publications is being discontinued as a result of unanticipated budget constraints faced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. See www.bls.gov/bls/budgetimpact.htm for details.
Last Modified Date: May 4, 2010