Areas of Interest (AOI)
The Areas of Interest (AOI) Interactive Dashboard identifies sub-county areas (minor civil divisions) in the state that exhibit nontrivial growth or decline in employment. Economic developers can use AOIs to identify regions in the state experiencing employment growth to build upon such growth, or to identify regions in the state experiencing employment decline to implement intervention strategies.
Areas which experience at least five percent year-over-year employment growth accompanied by an employment gain of at least 25 are considered growing AOI. Similarly, the criteria for declining AOI are at least a five percent year-over-year employment decline accompanied by a decrease in employment of at least 25. When in addition, if the area sustains four consecutive quarters of over the year employment growth or decline per quarter, then it is termed a Long-Term-Growth or Long-Term-Decline area.
The AOI dashboard contains a large amount of underlying data. You may encounter some lag as the map responds to user-input. If you continue to experience delays or would like to view the data behind the AOI, then please visit the static version of our AOI publication.
The County Statistics Interactive Dashboard allows the user to select a county via a map and view the annual percentage of population age 16+ in the labor force by age group for that county compared to the state. The annual labor force participation rate by age group is also included.
Industries of Interest (IOI)
The Industries of Interest (IOI) Interactive Dashboard below presents IOI data at the county level. Due to the small number of establishments or dominance of single establishments in some of the industry employment lines, only percentages are shown. You can choose one county by clicking on the map or choose multiple counties using the drop-down menu. You can also specify what industry code(s) to display. For a more complete description of how IOIs are determined and to view the data for PA and WDA IOIs in Excel or PDF format please visit the static version of our Industries of Interest publication.
Labor Force Statistics
The Labor Force Statistics Interactive Dashboard is six dashboards in one. You can navigate through the various dashboards by clicking on the labeled tabs at the top. The first two tabs provide insight into the labor force for Pennsylvania (PA) and its two components (employment and unemployment). The third tab provides a comparison of PA’s unemployment rate to that of its neighboring states. The last three tabs display the current county unemployment rates, over-the-month changes, and greater than/less than the state comparisons.