The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — increased a total of 0.9 percentage points from December 2015 to December 2016 to 5.7 percent, the second-largest increase in the 12-month period among all benchmark regions.
Pittsburgh’s jobless rate was higher than the benchmark average of 4.2 percent and also had the 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.