Employment by Arts Establishments


The number of jobs in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area decreased by 6 from 4,491 in 2014 to 4,485 in 2015. That total was slightly below the benchmark average of 5,065 jobs.

Cultural establishments include a broad array of organizations beyond more narrowly defined “arts” groups, including zoos and nature parks. The total count in the data below is the sum of the following types of establishments: theaters, dance companies, musical groups and artists, other performing arts, museums, historical sites, zoos and botanical gardens, nature parks, fine arts schools, independent artists, writers and performers, art dealers. These data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns and are updated annually.

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Data Source(s):

County Business Patterns, U.S. Census Bureau

These figures are for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).