Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 4,400 jobs between December 2015 and December 2016, a 0.4 percent increase. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent growth and was the 2nd lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, mining, logging and construction job declined by 6.3 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), information jobs declined by 3.3 percent (also the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), and financial services jobs declined by 0.9 percent (the third-largest decline among benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were professional and business services (up 2.9 percent), other services (up 1.5 percent) and leisure and hospitality (up 1.3 percent).

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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.