• Year-Over-Year Job Growth


    Economy / Job Growth

    The Pittsburgh region gained 7,300 jobs between May 2016 and May 2017, a 0.6 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent growth and was the third lowest of all benchmark regions. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, mining, logging and construction job declined by... More


  • Five-Year Job Growth


    Economy / Job Growth

    Over the five-year period from May 2012 to May 2017, the Pittsburgh region gained 10,300 nonfarm jobs, the smallest increase among all benchmark regions. Pittsburgh’s job growth rate over the past five years was 0.9 percent and below the benchmark average of 10.7 percent. More


  • Number of Jobs by Sector and Year


    Economy / Job Growth

    Annual job totals by sector are presented in the table below (in thousands). While the Pittsburgh region has been performing better than the benchmark average in terms of job growth for the past five years, in 2013, Pittsburgh’s job growth stalled, and the region turned in the lowest amount of job growth — in both... More


  • Percent Change in Jobs by Sector and Year


    Economy / Job Growth

    Annual rates of change in jobs by sector are presented below. The Pittsburgh region weathered the recent national recession better than most of our benchmark regions. In fact, the year-over-year growth rate was negative in only one year, 2009, and even then, it was the least negative figure. The total number of jobs in the... More