The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s unemployment rate — seasonally adjusted — decreased a total of 1.1 percentage points from September 2016 to September 2017 to 4.8 percent.
Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate was higher than the benchmark average of 3.8 percent and was the second-highest unemployment rate of all benchmark regions in September.
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.