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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,187,400 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,149,515 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,007 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,187,400 +900 +17,800
CPS 1,149,515 +3,007 -183

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 December 2017 at 1,187,400. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,186,500 in January 2018, Pittsburgh has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,136 for Pittsburgh in October 2008. 21,621 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 1,093,413, Pittsburgh has added 56,102 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,187,400 900 1,149,515 3,007
January 2018 1,186,500 -900 1,146,508 2,660
December 2017 1,187,400 3,700 1,143,848 -2,890
November 2017 1,183,700 3,400 1,146,738 1,525
October 2017 1,180,300 1,600 1,145,213 1,002
September 2017 1,178,700 2,100 1,144,211 7,625
August 2017 1,176,600 2,400 1,136,586 -4,446
July 2017 1,174,200 2,200 1,141,032 -1,923
June 2017 1,172,000 -300 1,142,955 -5,705
May 2017 1,172,300 800 1,148,660 -4,583
April 2017 1,171,500 1,500 1,153,243 1,696
March 2017 1,170,000 400 1,151,547 1,849