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Number of women doing gig work in Philly region surged during COVID-19

“Me being pregnant, I needed the flexibility. If I’m not feeling good, I’m going to go home.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Philly Fed analysis shows pandemic economic blows fell unevenly across race and gender lines

The results add local data to growing evidence the coronavirus pandemic and its economic blows have fallen unevenly across racial and demographic groups.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

From glass bottles to botanicals, Pa. distillers spell out supply chain struggles

“If we would order a cap for a bottle, normally we would receive that material in two to three weeks. That [now] has been pushed out to almost three months.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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Renters in parts of Pa. shut out of rent relief as counties elsewhere sit on millions in unused aid

The inefficiency was caused by state lawmakers who chose to distribute most of the money by population rather than the actual number of renters in each county.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

What does the nation’s economy really look like?

When asked about the nation’s economy, most Americans would probably not have much good to say about it.

By Scott LaMar

Kellogg’s and its striking workers at plants in Lancaster County and three other states to resume talks next week

Roughly 1,400 workers at Kellogg’s four U.S. cereal plants have been on strike since Oct. 5.

By The Associated Press

A staffing crisis at Pa. child care centers is upending family routines and slowing the economic recovery

The shortages, caused by low wages and razor-thin profit margins, have ripple effects that reach far beyond the classroom and affect everyone.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s jobless rate drops for 8th straight month

In a separate survey of employers, payrolls in Pennsylvania grew in October by 19,000, to closer to 5.8 million.

By The Associated Press