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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 32,800 jobs between July 2014 and July 2015, a 2.8 percent increase. That percentage was the same as benchmark average.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, government jobs declined by 0.8 percent, the third-largest decline among benchmark regions; and manufacturing jobs declined by 0.2 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitality (up 8.4 percent and the second-largest increase among benchmark regions), transportation and utilities (up 6.4 percent) and natural resources, mining and construction (up 6.2 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.

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Data source(s):

Bureau of Labor Statistics

MSA These figures are for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).

Job totals are in thousands. Current month data are preliminary.

All data are 'not seasonally adjusted' figures.