Sophie Burkholder, Author at Technical.ly Philly

Sophie Burkholder

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Sophie Burkholder is Technical.ly’s reporter in Pittsburgh as of June 2021. The Pittsburgh native spent the previous five years studying bioengineering and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, where she also interned as a reporter on the health and business desks at Philadelphia Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has covered the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses and startups, particularly in health and biotech, for outlets like TechCrunch. She also covered local health stories on vaccine rollout for homebound patients and the effect of opioid-related legislation for the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit newsroom PublicSource.

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Pennsylvania has nearly the lowest quit rate in the country. What does that say about the state’s economy?

Nov. 2, 2021 7:20 am

Pennsylvania has nearly the lowest quit rate in the country. What does that say about the state’s economy?

The low rate could be a sign of impending recovery, but it could also mean the state has yet to catch up to Great Resignation trends of those that reopened sooner, says this researcher.
Pandemic unemployment benefits ended, but Pennsylvanians didn’t return to work as expected. What’s up?

Oct. 29, 2021 7:30 am

Pandemic unemployment benefits ended, but Pennsylvanians didn’t return to work as expected. What’s up?

September jobs data for the state indicates an absence of unemployment benefits isn't driving people back to work. An economist from the Keystone Research Center explains what might be happening.

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