The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — decreased a total of .7 percentage points from December 2016 to December 2017 to 4.9 percent.
Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate was higher than the benchmark average of 3.7 percent and was the second-highest unemployment rate of all benchmark regions in December.
To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate varies within the specific metro area counties, click here.
To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here.
This data comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.