In case you missed it: an article from the Pittsburgh Business Times regarding economically stressed cities. The 'Burgh comes in at 52nd out of 245 cities of 100,000 or more and 481st out of all cities (3,550). Philie was ranked 27th and 252nd respectively. York and Reading also placed badly.
Here's the factors they measured:
And for those who want to see why Pittsburgh wasn't #1, here are the most Stressed (Large) Cities:
2. Newark, N.J.
3. Brownsville, Texas
6. East Los Angeles, Calif.
8. San Bernardino, Calif.
9. St. Louis
10. Paterson, N.J.
In general, not good news for PA, although the 'Burgh ranked 10th in "Most Improved" and the only one in the North East to get that distinction.
Full article can be found here.