The Pittsburgh region gained roughly 900 jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, a .08 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 1.5 percent growth and is the second-lowest growth rate of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, jobs in professional and business services increased by 2.4 percent and jobs in the information sector increased 2.5 percent. Retail jobs went up .2 percent, mining, logging and construction increased by .3 percent and government went up .8 percent. Several sectors reported declines. Jobs in manufacturing went down by 1.9 percent (the second-largest drop among benchmark regions), financial activities declined by 1.1 percent, wholesale trade declined 1.1 percent, education and health services declined by .7 percent and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .5 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.