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 by 2.1 percent (the second-largest decline), government jobs declined by .9 percent (the fourth-largest decline), financial activities declined by 1.8 percent (the second-largest decline) and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .5 percent (the second-largest decline).
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were mining, logging and construction (up 5.1 percent), business and professional services (up 1.4 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 2.3 percent), education and health services (up 1.7 percent), and manufacturing (up 2.0 percent).
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To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.