Year-Over-Year Job Growth


The Pittsburgh region gained 17,100 jobs between December 2017 and December 2018, a .8 percent increase over the year.  That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 2.2 percent growth and the fourth-lowest of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by 3.5 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions),  financial activities declined by .8 percent (the fifth-largest decline), and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .7 percent (the second-largest decline).

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were mining, logging and construction (up 3.0 percent), business and professional services (up 2.0 percent), government (up 1.3 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 2.3 percent), education and health services (up .5 percent),  and manufacturing (up .1 percent).

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Data Source(s):

Bureau of Labor Statistics

These figures are for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).

Job totals are in thousands. Current month data are preliminary.

Data not seasonally adjusted figures.