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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 1,194,000 jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,159,912 employed persons for the month. Pittsburgh added 2,900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 10,222 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pittsburgh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,194,000 +2,900 +13,700
CPS 1,159,912 +10,222 +11,586

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,194,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,171,136 for Pittsburgh in October 2008. 11,224 jobs have been lost in Pittsburgh since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 1,092,757, Pittsburgh has added 67,155 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,194,000 2,900 1,159,912 10,222
September 2018 1,191,100 3,500 1,149,690 7,858
August 2018 1,187,600 2,400 1,141,832 -3,632
July 2018 1,185,200 1,400 1,145,464 2,269
June 2018 1,183,800 -800 1,143,195 -948
May 2018 1,184,600 -700 1,144,143 1,945
April 2018 1,185,300 -1,000 1,142,198 -1,000
March 2018 1,186,300 -1,300 1,143,198 -6,611
February 2018 1,187,600 1,100 1,149,809 1,838
January 2018 1,186,500 -900 1,147,971 -2,024
December 2017 1,187,400 3,700 1,149,995 502
November 2017 1,183,700 3,400 1,149,493 1,167