Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 9,200 jobs between March 2016 and March 2017, a 0.8 percent increase. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and was the third lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, mining, logging and construction job declined by 6.7 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), manufacturing jobs declined by 2.7 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), and retail trade jobs declined by 0.8 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were leisure and hospitality (up 5.3 percent and the second-largest increase among the benchmark regions), transportation and utilities (up 4.1 percent), and information (up 3.4 percent and the third-largest increase among the 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.