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Housing Appreciation Rates

The Austin metropolitan region led all other regions in the most recent 12-​month period with an housing appreciation rate of 6.5 percent; Pittsburgh tied for…

Housing Vacancy Rates

Vacancy rates in residential housing are a good barometer over time of the demand for shelter in a region. According to the Census, unoccupied housing…

Average Weekly Wages — Benchmark Regions

Average weekly wages in the 7-​county Pittsburgh metropolitan area in the second quarter of 2019 were $1,159, a year-​over-​year percent increase of 2.2 percent. That…

Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from 4.1 percent in October 2018 to 4.1 percent in October 2019. During that period, the number…

Year-​Over-​Year Job Growth

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…

Five-​Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region gained 4,200 jobs between October 2018 and October 2019, a .3 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark…
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