The Great Recession and the slow economic recovery that followed have hit Pennsylvania families hard. Unemployment in the commonwealth remains high, and many people are struggling to make ends meet. In February, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stood at 6.2%, one-half of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 6.7%.
As the 2010-11 budget cycle begins next week, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is calling on the Governor and state lawmakers to take a balanced approach that addresses the hardships faced by Pennsylvania families and moves our economy toward recovery.
Access publications, PowerPoint presentations, video clips and more from the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's January 15 conference on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.