The Pittsburgh region lost 3000 jobs between October 2018 and October 2019, a .25 percent decrease over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 1.3 percent growth and is the second-largest decline of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by .3 percent, manufacturing declined by 4.1 percent (the third-largest drop among benchmark regions), financial activitites declined by .4 percent, education and health services declined by 1.03 percent, mining, logging and construction declined by .4 percent and liesure and hospitality declined by .6 percent (all other benchmark regions experienced saw growth in the sector). The sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were wholesale trade (up 1.4 percent), professional and business services (up 1.4 percent), and government (up .9 percent). Information and trade, transportation and utilities remained the same. To view particular sectors, please click on the drop down menu below. To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.