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Economy / Job Growth

After having essentially no job growth in 2013, the Pittsburgh metro area has added 10,700 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014. The .9 percent increase places Pittsburgh below the benchmark average of 1.6 percent job growth. Leading the regions was Indianapolis with 3 percent job growth; Kansas City added jobs at the lowest rate at .2 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, manufacturing jobs declined by 3.2 percent, the second-largest decline among all benchmark regions. Government jobs declined by .8 percent and financial activites jobs declined by .6 percent.

Sectors doing well include leisure and hospitality (up 8.1 percent and the largest increase among all benchmark regions), natural resources, mining and construction (up 3.2 percent) and transportation and utilities (up 1.4 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.

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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.