The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — decreased a total of 0.5 percentage points from April 2016 to April 2017 to 5.3 percent.
Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was higher than the benchmark average of 3.9 percent and tied with Detroit for the second-highest unemployment rate of all benchmark regions in April.
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.