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Report: Pa Population Trends Mirror Employment Changes Since 2000

Southeastern Pennsylvania's share of state population grows


January 24, 2019

Changes in the distribution of Pennsylvania's population – largely toward the state's southeastern quadrant – reflect challenges that policymakers need to address to promote and maintain statewide prosperity, suggests a new report compiled by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

The report, Pennsylvania Population on the Move: 2000-17, graphically describes regional and county-level changes in population during the 2000-10 and 2010-17 time frames. These two periods roughly approximate business cycles influenced by the mild recession of 2001-02 and the “Great Re...

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