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The Pittsburgh region added 10,000 jobs between January 2014 and January 2015, a 0.9 percent increase. That percentage increase was the smallest among the 15 benchmark regions and was below the benchmark average of 2.1 percent.
According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, financial activities jobs declined by 3.5 percent, the largest decline among benchmark regions; wholesale trade jobs declined by 2.5 percent, also the largest decline among all benchmark regions; and government jobs declined by 0.3 percent.
Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include natural resources, mining and construction (up 5.2 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 2.8 percent) and manufacturing (up 2.2 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.