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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Economy / Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 4,800 jobs between March 2014 and March 2015, a 0.4 percent increase. That percentage increase was the smallest among the 15 benchmark regions and was below the benchmark average of 1.8 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, in the 12-month period, financial activities jobs declined by 4 percent, the largest decline among benchmark regions; transportation and utilities jobs declined by 2.8 percent, the third-largest decline among all benchmark regions; and government jobs declined by 1 percent.

Sectors which gained jobs in the 12-month period include natural resources, mining and construction (up 4.2 percent), leisure and hospitality (up 3.2 percent) and retail trade (up 2.2 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.


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Data source(s):

Bureau of Labor Statistics

MSA These figures are for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).

Job totals are in thousands. Current month data are preliminary.

All data are 'not seasonally adjusted' figures.