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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 26,600 jobs between August 2014 and August 2015, a 2.3 percent increase. That percentage was above the benchmark average of 2 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, manufacturing jobs declined by 1 percent and government jobs declined by 0.2 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitatlity (up 6.5 percent), transportation and utilities (up 6.4 percent and the fourth-largest increase among benchmark regions) and wholesale trade (up 3.7 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.