Year-​Over-​Year Job Growth

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The Pittsburgh region gained 6,400 jobs between February 2018 and February 2019, a .6 percent increase over the year. That percentage falls below the benchmark average of 1.2 percent growth and the third-​lowest of Pittsburgh Today’s benchmark regions. According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-​month period, retail jobs declined by 3.7 percent (the largest decline among the benchmark regions), and trade, transportation and utilities declined by .7 percent (the largest decline among benchmark regions), manufacturing declined by 1.1 percent (the largest decline among benchmark regions), professional and business services decline by .3 percent (the fourth-​lowest decline among benchmark regions) and government jobs declined by .5 percent (the sixth-​largest decline among benchmark regions). Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-​month period were mining, logging and construction (up 5.3 percent),leisure and hospitality (up 2.6 percent), education and health services (up 1.4 percent), wholesale trade (up 3.3 percent) and information jobs (up 1 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.


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