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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,197,600 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,145,685 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh lost 3,700 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22,057 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,197,600 -3,700 +5,900
CPS 1,145,685 -22,057 -13,809

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 2020 at 1,201,300. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,409 for Pittsburgh in September 2008. 25,724 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 1,094,274, Pittsburgh has added 51,411 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 1,197,600 -3,700 1,145,685 -22,057
February 2020 1,201,300 3,500 1,167,742 3,017
January 2020 1,197,800 2,400 1,164,725 -2,438
December 2019 1,195,400 900 1,167,163 1,812
November 2019 1,194,500 -1,100 1,165,351 2,293
October 2019 1,195,600 -1,200 1,163,058 2,754
September 2019 1,196,800 300 1,160,304 3,030
August 2019 1,196,500 2,200 1,157,274 2,457
July 2019 1,194,300 1,500 1,154,817 721
June 2019 1,192,800 700 1,154,096 -1,108
May 2019 1,192,100 0 1,155,204 -2,133
April 2019 1,192,100 400 1,157,337 -2,157