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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,167,100 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,150,595 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh lost 1,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,167,100 -1,400 +3,100
CPS 1,150,595 -4,712 -7,263

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 peaked in November 2016 at 1,168,500. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,136 for Pittsburgh in October 2008. 20,541 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 57,182 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,167,100 -1,400 1,150,595 -4,712
November 2016 1,168,500 4,200 1,155,307 1,964
October 2016 1,164,300 300 1,153,343 -636
September 2016 1,164,000 6,100 1,153,979 5,364
August 2016 1,157,900 -2,800 1,148,615 -3,293
July 2016 1,160,700 700 1,151,908 -2,447
June 2016 1,160,000 800 1,154,355 25
May 2016 1,159,200 -6,100 1,154,330 811
April 2016 1,165,300 -2,000 1,153,519 -3,817
March 2016 1,167,300 1,300 1,157,336 -4,289
February 2016 1,166,000 -1,700 1,161,625 1,343
January 2016 1,167,700 3,700 1,160,282 2,424