Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region lost 1,900 jobs between August 2015 and August 2016, a 0.2 percent decline. That percentage was below the benchmark average of a 2.3 percent gain and was the lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, transportation and utilities jobs declined by 7.6 percent (the largest decline among benchmark regions), financial activities jobs declined by 3.5 percent (the second-largest decline among benchmark regions) and manufacturing jobs declined by 2.6 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were leisure and hospitality (up 3 percent), wholesale trade (up 2.5 percent) and education and health services (up 2.5 percent).

To view particular sectors, please click on the drop down menu below.


An error has occurred when trying to load this indicator. Please try again later, if this issue continues to occur please contact us.

Loading Image


Data Source(s):

Bureau of Labor Statistics

These figures are for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).

Job totals are in thousands. Current month data are preliminary.

Data not seasonally adjusted figures.