Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 3,900 jobs between July 2015 and July 2016, a 0.3 percent increase. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2.5 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 4.7 percent (the largest decline among benchmark regions), financial activities jobs declined by 3.4 percent (the second-largest decline among benchmark regions) and manufacturing jobs declined by 2.4 percent (also the second-largest decline among benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were leisure and hospitality (up 4.3 percent), wholesale trade(up 3.3 percent) and other services (up 1.3 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.