Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 1,022,400 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,028,006 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 46,700 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 45,800 (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 February 2020 at 1,201,300. Since then 178,900 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 975,700 in April 2020, Pittsburgh has gained 46,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,409 for Pittsburgh in September 2008. 143,403 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 982,206, Pittsburgh has added 45,800 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History