Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 1,191,900 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,167,844 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh lost 2,600 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 551 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 March 2019 at 1,194,500. Since then 2,600 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. 3,565 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 1,094,655, Pittsburgh has added 73,189 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History