The Pittsburgh region gained 7,300 jobs between May 2016 and May 2017, a 0.6 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 1.9 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 5.7 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), manufacturing jobs declined by 2.9 percent (the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions), and government jobs declined by 1.7 percent (also the second-largest decline among the benchmark regions).
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were information (up 10 percent and the largest increase among the benchmark regions), transportation and utilities (up 4.9 percent and the third-largest increase among the benchmark regions), and leisure and hospitality (up 4 percent).
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