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The Pittsburgh region added 19,400 jobs between May 2014 and May 2015, a 1.7 percent increase. That percentage was below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent.
According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, financial activities jobs declined by 1 percent, the largest decline among benchmark regions; government jobs declined by 0.9 percent; and professional and business services jobs declined by 0.1 percent, the third-largest decline among benchmark regions.
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include natural resources, mining and construction (up 6.1 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 4 percent) and wholesale trade (up 3.5 percent and the third-largest increase among benchmark regions). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.