Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 12,100 jobs between October 2016 and October 2017, a 1.0 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 1.7 percent growth and was the second-lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, manufacturing jobs declined by 2.1 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), transportation and utilities declined by .2 percent (the fourth-largest decline), and government jobs declined by .3 percent (the fourth-largest decline among the benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were retail (up 2.0 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 3.3 percent), financial activities (up 1.8 percent) and business and professional services (up 1.4 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.