Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 17.1 percent in April 2020 to 7.4 percent in April 2021. During that period, the number of people in the labor force increased by 400 while the number of unemployed increased by 112,100.

Within the region, Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 9.2 percent.

To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate compares against other benchmark regions, click here.

To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here.

This data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis program.