Local Employment and Unemployment

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Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased .2 percent from 4.2 percent in September 2018 to 4.0 percent in September 2019. During that period, the number of people in the labor force increased by 4,000 while the number of unemployed decreased by 2,200. Within the region, Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 3.8 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 5.8 percent. To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate compares against other benchmark regions, click here. To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here. This data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis program.


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