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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,170,900 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,135,725 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,307 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,170,900 +600 +7,300
CPS 1,135,725 -5,307 -7,626

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 February 2017 at 1,177,700. Since then 6,800 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,165,000 in June 2017, Pittsburgh has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,136 for Pittsburgh in October 2008. 35,411 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 42,312 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 1,170,900 600 1,135,725 -5,307
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
November 2016 1,165,100 1,200 1,145,977 517
October 2016 1,163,900 1,000 1,145,460 1,576
September 2016 1,162,900 -700 1,143,884 533