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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