Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 16,900 jobs between January 2017 and January 2019, a 1.5 percent increase over the year.  That percentage falls slightly above the benchmark average of 1.4 percent growth.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by 1.9 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), government jobs declined by .8 percent (the fifth-largest decline), financial activites jobs declined by .6 percent (the third-largest decline) and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .5 percent (the second-largest decline).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were mining, logging and construction (up 11.5 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 4.2 percent), education and health services (up 2.4 percent), information (up 1.7 percent), and business and professional services (up .6 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.