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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 14,000 jobs between December 2014 and December 2015, a 1.2 percent increase. That percentage was below the benchmark average of 1.7 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, manufacturing jobs declined by 3 percent, other services jobs declined by 1.5 percent and mining, logging and construction jobs declined by 0.5 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitality (up 6.9 percent and the second-largest increase among benchmark regions), wholesale trade (up 3.1 percent and the second-largest increase among benchmark regions) and education and health services (up 2.1 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.