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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 14,100 jobs between October 2014 and October 2015, a 1.2 percent increase. That percentage was below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, other services jobs declined by 2.1 percent, manufacturing jobs declined by 1.5 percent (the third-largest decline among benchmark regions) and transportation jobs declined by 1.3 percent (the third-largest decline among benchmark regions).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitality (up 7.7 percent and the second-largest increase among benchmark regions), wholesale trade (up 2.2 percent) and education (up 1.9 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.