Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 8,400 jobs between November 2015 and November 2016, a 0.7 percent increase. However, that percentage was 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 4 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), financial services jobs declined by 1.7 percent, and information jobs also declined by 1.7 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were professional and business services (up 3.9 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 2.2 percent) and wholesale trade (up 1.8 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.