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Behind upbeat headlines, local economy has both winners and losers

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Every other week, it seems, a new report gets released showing an economic boom for the Pittsburgh region. But some people are enjoying it more than others — and the winners and losers may not be who you think. Tea Party rhetoric notwithstanding, for example, government employees have been the top job-losers ... and despite all the attention government officials give to tax-burdened homeowners, it's renters who could use the most help. Here's a quick look some of the numbers behind the headlines

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, Penn State Data Center and American Community Survey

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