Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 6,800 jobs between June 2015 and June 2016, a 0.6 percent increase. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2.4 percent and was the lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, transportation and utilities jobs declined by 4.6 percent (the second-largest decline among benchmark regions), manufacturing jobs declined by 3 percent (the third-largest decline among benchmark regions) and financial activities jobs declined by 2.3 percent (also the second-largest decline among benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were wholesale trade (up 3.8 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 3 percent) and education and health services (up 2.6 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.