The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.5 percentage points from January 2016 to January 2017 to 5.3 percent, the second-largest increase in the 12-month period among all benchmark regions.
Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was higher than the benchmark average of 4.2 percent and also had the third-highest unemployment rate of all benchmark regions in January.
To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate varies within the specific metro area counties, click here.
To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here.
This data comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.