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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,187,400 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,161,489 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh lost 1,500 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 757 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,187,400 -1,500 -4,200
CPS 1,161,489 +757 +5,013

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 7,100 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. 9,920 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 66,834 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 1,187,400 -1,500 1,161,489 757
October 2019 1,188,900 -800 1,160,732 1,558
September 2019 1,189,700 -2,000 1,159,174 -92
August 2019 1,191,700 4,000 1,159,266 -2,501
July 2019 1,187,700 -200 1,161,767 -2,999
June 2019 1,187,900 -3,100 1,164,766 -2,125
May 2019 1,191,000 -2,000 1,166,891 -1,159
April 2019 1,193,000 -1,500 1,168,050 757
March 2019 1,194,500 2,000 1,167,293 3,243
February 2019 1,192,500 -1,200 1,164,050 3,899
January 2019 1,193,700 2,000 1,160,151 3,814
December 2018 1,191,700 100 1,156,337 -139