The Pittsburgh region gained 4,800 jobs between August 2017 and August 2018, a .5 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 2.1 percent growth and the lowest of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions.
According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by 2.5 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), information declined by .5 percent (the 10th largest decline), financial activities declined by 2.4 percent (the third-largest decline), and trade, transportation and utilities declined by 1.4 percent (the largest decline).
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were mining, logging and construction (up 1.8 percent), business and professional services (up .3 percent), government (up 1.0 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 2.5 percent), education and health services (up 1.7 percent), and manufacturing (up 1.7 percent).
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To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.