• Year-Over-Year Job Growth


    Economy / Job Growth

    The Pittsburgh region gained 12,800 jobs between May 2017 and May 2018, a 1.2 percent increase over the year.  That percentage falls slightly below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent growth. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by .6 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), wholesale trade declined... More


  • Five-Year Job Growth


    Economy / Job Growth

    The Pittsburgh region gained 14,300 jobs between April 2017 and April 2018, a 1.4 percent increase over the year.  That percentage falls slightly below the benchmark average of 1.8 percent growth. 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