Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 2,500 jobs between October 2015 and October 2016, a 0.2 percent increase. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and was the 2nd lowest of all benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, mining, logging and construction job declined by 3.9 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), retail trade jobs declined by 2.4 percent (also the largest decline among benchmark regions), and information jobs declined by 1.1 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were professional and business services (up 2.7 percent), wholesale trade (up 1.8 percent) and government (up 1.4 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.