Year-Over-Year Job Growth


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The Pittsburgh region gained 4,500 jobs between January 2016 and January 2017, a 0.4 percent increase. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 2.1 percent growth and was the 3rd lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, mining, logging and construction job declined by 8.2 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), manufacturing jobs declined by 3.1 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), and retail trade jobs declined by 1.6 percent (also the largest decline among benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were information (up 4.5 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 3.7 percent) and transportation and utilities (up 2.4 percent).

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To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.



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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.