Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.8 percent in December 2019 to 6.8 percent in December 2020. During that period, the number of people in the labor force decreased by 58,600 while the number of unemployed increased by 19,900.

Within the region, Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 5.9 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 8.6 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.