Pittsburgh region gained jobs in February
Pittsburgh was one of 313 metro areas that gained nonfarm payroll employment between February 2017 and February 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The region posted a 1.3 percent gain in employment, which was less than that of 151 other metro areas but better than the six metro areas that saw no change in employment and the 69 who saw drops in employment.
Midland, Texas, had the highest growth at 9.1 percent. Enid, Okla., saw the worse loss at -3.8 percent.
Among the 52 metro areas that had at least 500,000 jobs in February 2017, Pittsburgh ranked 30th for growth.
California’s Inland Empire of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario had the highest growth of the large metros at 3.9 percent. New Orleans was the only large metro that lost jobs, -0.7 percent.