Not anything in the news today that I see, but in general I have to admit I get confused when I read most opining on the source of job growth in the region's economy. So below is just a straight up look at where recent job gains are coming from in the Pittsburgh region. It's the job gains that are most likely fueling the migration gains of late
which then has a big impact on local real estate markets
. The big decline in 'government' jobs is of note. Of the 3,300 government sector job loss over the year, just about half (1,600) are losses in state government jobs. 600 jobs were lost in the Federal government, 500 in local school districts and 600 in local government other than the school districts.
The state government job losses are interesting. I should know, but am not sure what caused the drop. In the region state government jobs were very stable over the last decade at between 16,300 and 16,800 jobs measured in respective February period, but saw a drop to 15,200 just this year. Did we close a bunch of state stores?