Year-Over-Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region lost about 100,500 jobs between August 2019 and August 2020, a 9.3 percent decrease over the year.  This fell below the benchmark average of a 7.8 percent decline for this period.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, all sectors lost jobs during this period except government, which was up .1 percent year-over-year.  The leisure and hospitality has been hit the hardest with a loss of 30.1 percent of jobs in the industry from August 2019.  

To view particular sectors, please click on the drop-down menu below.

To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.