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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,176,000 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,152,121 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh lost 1,700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,423 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,176,000 -1,700 +12,200
CPS 1,152,121 +2,423 -2,610

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 1,700 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. 19,015 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 58,708 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,176,000 -1,700 1,152,121 2,423
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
August 2016 1,163,600 800 1,143,351 -547
July 2016 1,162,800 4,900 1,143,898 -2,277
June 2016 1,157,900 -2,500 1,146,175 -3,748
May 2016 1,160,400 -3,700 1,149,923 -2,542
April 2016 1,164,100 300 1,152,465 -2,266