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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,106,800 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,089,202 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 4,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,057 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,106,800 +4,400 -86,900
CPS 1,089,202 -1,057 -78,540

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 August 2019 at 1,194,700. Since then 87,900 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 967,800 in April 2020, Pittsburgh has gained 139,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,409 for Pittsburgh in September 2008. 82,207 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 982,206, Pittsburgh has added 106,996 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,106,800 4,400 1,089,202 -1,057
January 2021 1,102,400 10,900 1,090,259 1,694
December 2020 1,091,500 -8,200 1,088,565 -1,333
November 2020 1,099,700 -900 1,089,898 -911
October 2020 1,100,600 7,900 1,090,809 891
September 2020 1,092,700 6,400 1,089,918 51,571
August 2020 1,086,300 11,700 1,038,347 16,982
July 2020 1,074,600 11,800 1,021,365 2,068
June 2020 1,062,800 54,900 1,019,297 -9,584
May 2020 1,007,900 40,100 1,028,881 46,675
April 2020 967,800 -215,200 982,206 -159,974
March 2020 1,183,000 -10,700 1,142,180 -25,562