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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,180,200 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,146,745 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 1,700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,532 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,180,200 +1,700 +15,100
CPS 1,146,745 +1,532 +768

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pittsburgh as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Pittsburgh in November 2017 is at a new high of 1,180,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,136 for Pittsburgh in October 2008. 24,391 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 1,093,413, Pittsburgh has added 53,332 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,180,200 1,700 1,146,745 1,532
October 2017 1,178,500 -400 1,145,213 1,002
September 2017 1,178,900 6,100 1,144,211 7,625
August 2017 1,172,800 2,500 1,136,586 -4,446
July 2017 1,170,300 5,300 1,141,032 -1,923
June 2017 1,165,000 -6,700 1,142,955 -5,705
May 2017 1,171,700 -600 1,148,660 -4,583
April 2017 1,172,300 -2,500 1,153,243 1,696
March 2017 1,174,800 -2,900 1,151,547 1,849
February 2017 1,177,700 4,700 1,149,698 2,984
January 2017 1,173,000 7,200 1,146,714 2,358
December 2016 1,165,800 700 1,144,356 -1,621