There is a new surge in "Hospitality and Leisure" employment which may be in small part due to our Furry friends (is Furry capitalized?)
But the growth in that sector is nowhere near enough to offset what is the lowest construction employment in the region for a May in many years. For one comparison there are 11,400 fewer jobs being reported in the construction sector in Pittsburgh this May than in May of 2008 which goes to show the impact of some large projects. Put in perspective a bit... if we had those 11,400 extra jobs this month it would be by significant margin the largest job count in the region ever. Alas I still say September will be a new all time job count for the region.