Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.3 percent from 5 percent in February 2016 to 5.3 percent in February 2017. During that period, the number of people in the labor force decreased by 8,600 while the number of unemployed increased by 3,000.
Within the region, Allegheny and Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 4.9 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 7.3 percent.
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This data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis program.