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The Pittsburgh region added 26,600 jobs between August 2014 and August 2015, a 2.3 percent increase. That percentage was above the benchmark average of 2 percent.
According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, manufacturing jobs declined by 1 percent and government jobs declined by 0.2 percent.
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include leisure and hospitatlity (up 6.5 percent), transportation and utilities (up 6.4 percent and the fourth-largest increase among benchmark regions) and wholesale trade (up 3.7 percent and the third-largest increase among benchmark regions). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.