Local Employment and Unemployment


Metropolitan Pitsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.9 percent from 4.8 percent in December 2015 to 5.7 percent in December 2016. During that period, the seven-county region added 4,800 people to the labor force while the number of unemployed increased by 12,100.

Within the region, Butler County had the lowest unemployment rate at 5.2 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 8.1 percent.

To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate compares against other benchmark regions, click here.

To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here.

This data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis program.


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Data Source(s):

PA Dept. of Labor & Industry

Current month data are preliminary. All data are seasonally adjusted figures.