Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 14.2 percent in May 2020 to 6.5 percent in May 2021. During that period, the number of people in the labor force decreased by 31,100 while the number of unemployed decreased by 93,700.

Within the region, Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 5.1 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 8.4 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.