Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 11,300 jobs between July 2016 and July 2017, a 1 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and was the second-lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, manufacturing jobs declined by 2.9 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), government jobs declined by 1.5 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), and retail trade jobs declined by 0.2 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were leisure and hospitality (up 5 percent and tied with Cincinnati for the second-largest increase among the benchmark regions), transportation and utilities (up 4.1 percent), and information services (up 2.2 percent and the second-largest increase among benchmark regions).

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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.