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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 15,000 jobs between April 2014 and April 2015, a 1.3 percent increase. That percentage increase was the fifth smallest among the 15 benchmark regions and was below the benchmark average of 1.8 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, information jobs declined by 3.7 percent, the second largest decline among benchmark regions; financial activities jobs declined by 2.6 percent, the largest decline among all benchmark regions; and government jobs declined by 0.5 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitality (up 5.7 percent and the second largest increase among benchmark regions), natural resources, mining and construction (up 4.6 percent) and retail trade (up 3.4 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.