Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 1,097,300 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,036,735 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 13,100 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 15,370 (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 104,000 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 975,700 in April 2020, Pittsburgh has gained 121,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,409 for Pittsburgh in September 2008. 134,674 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 982,206, Pittsburgh has added 54,529 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History