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Research and Reports

  • 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.


  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics discontinued publication of three average price series after the release of the June 2013 CPI in mid- July 2013. They are: utility (piped) gas, 40 therms; utility (piped) gas, 100 therms; and electricity, 500 kilowatt hours. The Bureau will, however, continue to publish average prices for utility (piped) gas on a per therm basis and electricity prices on a per kilowatt hour basis. As such, users will be able to convert these data to any consumption amount. Note that CPI Detailed Report table P1. Average residential prices for utility (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and selected areas will no longer be published. Data for fuel oil #2, per gallon (3.785 liters) will continue to be available in the CPI Average Price Data public database.

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2013