The Pittsburgh region gained 5,500 jobs between August 2018 and August 2019, a .5 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 1.5 percent growth and the lowest of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, retail jobs declined by 1.6 percent (the fifth-largest decline among the benchmark regions), and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .63 percent (the second-largest decline among benchmark regions), manufacturing declined by 3.4 percent (the largest decline among benchmark regions), financial activitites declined by .1 percent (the fifth-largest decline among benchmark regions), education and health services declined by .5 percent (the fourth-largest decline among benchmark region). Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period were mining, logging and construction (up 4.5 percent),leisure and hospitality (up 1.3 percent), wholesale trade (up 1.2 percent), professional and business services (up 2.2 percent), goverment (up .9 percent) and information jobs (up 6.2 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the drop down menu below. To view job growth rates over the five-year period, click here.