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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

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.


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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.